|Project by wooleywoodsmith||posted 05-22-2011 05:23 PM||1075 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Fellow LJ Trifern inspiered! (his stuff is soooo cool)
This is my first experiment with wood die. I purchased a green dry die from Rockler 1oz for 12 bucks. I am not at all completly happy with the way it turned out but at the same thyme I am very happy with the way it turned out.
The species is maple and the tree was felled about 18 months ago-ish. I wish that I would have been able to cut the checks out of the blank but didn’t really think about it.
The size is aprox 6 1/2 inches across and 5 inches tall. I really wanted to have the rim that it has so it was eather use it with the edge missing or not have it at all. I sanded the bowl down to 180 before dieing it which I am not sure if that was the right thyme to apply the die or not.
The third pic is how I am doing is how I started it but sence then instead of putting the glue block on there now I am just attaching the face plate to it then turning it. who cares where the screws go thats all going to be bored out anyway.
after I have the bowl shaped I will then glue a block to the foot to attach to my face plate. Some day I really hope to chuck to eleminate the glue block. But not today so Im still glueing. Any suggestions
And the last picture… as I am cleaning out the bowl before sanding my scraper caught a check and sent the other half of this bowl to the other side of my garage shop, lol it was cool. Glued it back together and marched on.
Should I have used a sanding sealer before dieing the wood????
Thanks for looking and if anyone has any suggestion please feel free to pass them on.
Big thanks to fellow LJ Trifern I love your work, wooley
Again big thanks to fellow LJ Tir