|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-03-2012 11:09 PM||2115 views||9 times favorited||34 comments|
I’m back in the shop after getting a new left knee. I needed to get this bowl done today to be able to give it to my doctor tomorrow at my follow up visit after surgery a couple weeks ago. I made it for him as a thank you for the great job he did. I hope he doesn’t care that I was up on my feet that long!! He did say I could put full weight on it!!!
This was made out of a layup of three piece of maple plywood. I cut them at 30 degrees on the table saw and then cut the pieces into segments. I first had to make a 30 degree block for my table saw fence so the part was riding on the angle during the second cut rather than the slim sharp corner which would make a lousy gauge surface. While I was at it, I made some 15 degree and 45 degree blocks too.
After I glued the 6 segments into a hex, I bored it out on the Southbend lathe and made a plug to glue in it. I used the metal lathe because I need the accuracy and a very straight cut.
It is 6” in diameter and 4 1/2” high. It is finished with EEE polish and Shellawax.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!