|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 03-28-2011 05:29 PM||1049 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
About 11 day ago I added a project of LVDTs that my sister in Neb wanted. At that same time she also commissioned me to make her and her daughter a couple of bowls. Well, here they are. The first is from a local area cherry tree and the other is from a local area maple tree. I tried to get some natural edge affect as much as possible. The problem with doing this type is that the pieces are really off balance and try to either throw themselves off the lathe or rip themselves apart while spinning. The inside of the cherry is sanded using by KA Tool Guinevere sanding system. The outside is sanded using my PC orbital (on this odd sized piece it actually works, not spinning of course). It is finished with walnut oil. To get the oil into all the cracks and crevices I thinned the oil 50/50 with mineral spirits and used a spray bottle to get it in there then just wiped the rest down. I did not buff and polish this one as I was afraid that it was too delicate to withstand the buffing wheel. The maple was finished in the standard way (sanding wise) but I did use the 3 way buffing and polish system after I applied several coats of walnut oil. I have been making so many LVDTs that is was kinda fun to get bsck to the lathe for a while. But, the bread and butter is in the LVDTs so back to that after I ship this box of goodies out.
Thank you for viewing and hope you enjoy them. Comments and or questions always welcomed.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington