Turned Bowl

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Project by TurnTurnTurn posted 06-04-2011 05:18 PM 1592 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is made of Paduak, Walnut and Brass and finished with Tru-Oil. It is 7 inches in diameter and 3 inches high. Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 07:21 PM

Verycool.. I would like to know how you incorporated the brass?

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#2 posted 06-04-2011 08:34 PM

Yes me too that’s a nice bowl I take it you mixed brass filings with epoxy ,or body filler ? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 06-04-2011 09:15 PM

Very nice bowl. I like woking with paduak, lucky to have a blanck in this size. Is brass a kind of timber or brass the metal? and which part of the bowl is brass? well done Triple T.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 06-04-2011 11:03 PM

Yes, the brass is metal. I go to the local home center / hardware store and get the brass shavings from their key cutting machines, then I put it through a flour sifter to weed out the larger pieces, which I do not use. I use CA glue to adhere the brass shavings to the wood, once the glue dries it turns very nicely. I have used this technique on several turnings, it always seems to add a interesting feature. Thanks for the interest.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 12:30 AM

Very nice I really like the look of the brass ring. Thanks for sharing.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 01:07 AM

Beautiful turning guy. Very graceful and nice finish.

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

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 02:59 AM

how does the brass in epoxy handle things like oxidation? especially when you turn the pieces, and possibly expose more brass to the air?

Mainly curious here…

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 03:29 AM

Beautiful bowl, very nice work.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 10:34 PM

What a Gorgeous Bowl!! I too am interested in the Brass shaving and CA technique. Do you turn the wood undersize then add the shavings? And is the finish smooth in the area of the Brass? What are the chances you could do a tutorial????? That would be Great!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 10:36 PM

Ya man, cool bowl ,very nice.

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#11 posted 06-06-2011 12:24 AM

Nice combination of materials, wish we could get that Paduak down our way.
great job :)

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

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 09:59 PM

Sedcokid – Basically, I turn the outside of the bowl very close to its final shape and then I use a parting tool to cut a square edge groove in the bowl where I want to add the brass. The groove is about 3/16” deep. Once the groove is the correct size I put some sanding sealer on either side of the groove, this will help to stop the CA glue from discoloring the wood (thin CA runs everywhere). Then I sprinkle some of the brass into the groove making sure it is proud of the bowl. Then I use a few drops of thin CA glue to hold the brass in place. Once the glue has dried I move to the next section of the groove and do the same thing. This is all done while bowl is chucked to the lathe. Once the ring of brass is completely round the bowl I turn it to shape. Then I go back and redress some of the brass with additional brass and CA glue, then turn it again. I continue to do this until all of the voids are filled. Then sand and finish as normal. Hope this helps let me know if you have more questions.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 11:07 PM


Thanks for the info… I will contact our local locksmith and see if I can get any shavings. Good Discription of what you did. I appreciate you getting with me.

Chuck aka ‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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