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Scrap Bin Rescue #2

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Project by TheDane posted 03-20-2011 02:51 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The scrap bin in the shop yielded a piece of 7/8” black walnut about 7 1/2” square that was just crying to be turned into something useful.

I trimmed off the corners, glued a sacrificial blank to one face, screwed a face plate to the blank, and mounted it on one of the shop lathes.

Using a 1/8” parting tool, I started a 45 degree cut about 2 1/2” from the center, cutting all of the way through the piece. I glued the back of the ring that resulted from the 45 degree cut to the face, and finished turning this little bowl.

It is about 1 5/8” deep, and 7 3/8 ” wide.

WARNING: Turning is addictive. Engaging in this activity can result in purchase of lathe, turning tools, and lathe accessories that will make your house payment look like pocket change!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 03:34 AM

A wonderful save, a beautiful bowl and I really like how you almost doubled its depth!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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peteg

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 03:40 AM

Always nice to get something for almost nothing, good result Gerry :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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John Gray

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 03:45 AM

Thanks for he post!
WARNING: Turning is addictive. Engaging in this activity can result in purchase of lathe, turning tools, and lathe accessories that will make your house payment look like pocket change!

You should add the expense of joining a lathe club it’s the best investments I’ve made, Flatland Woodturners meetings are in Champaign, IL. www.flwt.webs.com

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

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mafe

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 03:51 AM

Nice bowl, yes the lathe is a wnderful to spend a little time.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 04:34 AM

LOL!!! Ain’t that the honest to God truth. Beautiful walnut turning, my absolute favorite wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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lizardhead

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 06:41 AM

You cut that doilie with a scroll saw???

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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TheDane

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 03:38 PM

Lizardhead—Nope, it was all done on the lathe.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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SASmith

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 08:59 PM

Nice save from the scrap bin.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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