|Project by dirtylantz||posted 03-07-2012 03:35 PM||879 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my first bowl, other than the practice bowl that I made out of laminated plywood. Not sure what kind of wood it is. Just a random board that I had laying around the shop. Sanded to 600 with three coats of shellac. It was a request from the wife to put her ponies and bobby pins in. Turned out pretty nice…....and then I started thinking….the bottom of this could really be a lot smoother. (I don’t have a chuck so I turned it on a paper joint and “smoothed”it out with my Dremel when it was done.) So I decided to make a jam chuck and turn the bottom of it. Jam fit in nicely, turned it on and it didn’t wobble, as soon as the chisel touched the bottom, the bowl flew off and hit the base of the lathe. Chip in the rim, gash on the side, shame in my heart, and a severely aggrevated wife. Next time i will leave well enough alone. I did some repairs last night. Sanded the chipout smooth and put another coat of shellac over it.
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