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Project by odie posted 2432 days ago 3420 views 15 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Ernie Conover’s turning book, I learned another way to use my scapes of wood. These two bowls are made of Peruvian Walnut and Alder. The Alder came from the house they built next door. I got most of the cut off shorts of Alder from that job. It was about 100 board feet and all about 2 feet or shorter in length. Again, someone handed me “lemons” so I made “lemon-aid”. I picked Peruvian Walnut to go with the Alder because of their similiar hardness. This makes the turning and sanding process a little more consistant.

The glue that was used, naturally, was Tite-Bond III. It is a “water proof glue”. These bowls are made to be used, but can sit on a shelf as “art” if one wishes. I use a food safe finish that has a lemon oil base. These types of finishes don’t add much of a sheen, so I sand down to 2000 grit. It makes both the art lover and food preparer happy.

The clamp system used in the second picture I made out of necessity. It’s the only clamp method that would reach the center of the bowl giving even presure. I would be glad to put it into “Projects” at a later time if anyone wishes. Both of these bowls have 8 segments per layer. Each end of of the segment is cut at 22.5 degrees. I use an Incra 3000 Miter Gauge for that feat. I use aero-seal clamps to clamp each layer together. That is after putting them together with masking tape.

And for you doubters….These bowls are about 12” across and 5” high.

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-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 2432 days ago

Very beautiful. I need to find someone to go through my lemon pile. Great use of your lemons.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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mot

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#2 posted 2432 days ago

Now that’s a nice project, Odie! I’d like to see your clamping system a little closer. I’m gearing up for some segmented turning and that looks like it does the job pretty well.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 2432 days ago

I really like the spiral design. Very cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gene

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#4 posted 2432 days ago

Very nice! I really like the clamping jig.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Chip

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#5 posted 2432 days ago

These are great Odie. Beautiful work.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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John Gray

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#6 posted 2432 days ago

Odie Quote – “I would be glad to put it into “Projects” at a later time if anyone wishes.”
Odie please put the press construction details in projects? I would like to build one and need all the information possible.
Thanks in advance,
John

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2432 days ago

Beautiful turnings, I made a segmented bowl once, but not as nice as these.

Nice clamping setup.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2432 days ago

nice

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 2432 days ago

Couldn’d help myself….I saw those bowls on your web site and really liked them. They remind me of the basketry work from California Indians that I got to study in grade school.

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2432 days ago

Nice turning Odie.

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 2432 days ago

Thats a great piece of work Odie. I like the jig.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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darryl

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#12 posted 2432 days ago

nice looking bowls. I’d be interested in seeing your press as a project as well.

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Karson

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#13 posted 2432 days ago

Great Job Obie. The turnings look great. This looks like it would have a good use of the Ring Master Tool

or

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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odie

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#14 posted 2431 days ago

Now there is a “Shameless Promotion”. LOVE IT Karson. Now please it’s “Odie”. Here I’ll sign it for you….

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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Karson

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#15 posted 2431 days ago

Sorry Odie Must have been the sore finger that dropped down to the “B” Key. Sometimes that happens when you type with two fingers and 1 brain.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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