|Project by odie||posted 01-02-2008 06:48 PM||3555 views||15 times favorited||24 comments|
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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