|Project by Barrett||posted 03-13-2011 08:40 PM||2057 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
The Strata Bowl Blanks from Penn State Industries are interesting but far from impressive. This small bowl was turned from a medium sized Strata Blank. These blanks are made by glueing a number of different scraps of hardwood to form a stacked block. Some of the scraps were too small to fill the designated slots, causing either gaps or hard chunks of glue.
The high glue content in these blanks will dull the edge of the toughest tools faster than concrete. Keep a grinder handy and hone the edge at regular intervals.
Once the bowl takes a final shape, use the shavings and CA glue to fill the gaps before sanding and finishing. At the end of the project is an interesting bowl.
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