|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-06-2012 12:38 AM||1105 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
These turnings were done as I was showing the East Kentwood High School wood shop class how to turn a bowl—to get them interested. I did get a few of them interested in bowls and one has his ready to go for tomorrow. Another guy is making a wood mallet and others are making rolling pins.
The cherry bowl was first hour, the short plywood vase was second hour and the taller vase was third hour. They really got interested when I got out the burning wire and wire burned the lines in them. I had a big cloud of smoke in the shop. One of the kids burned rings in his mallet today. Looks real good so far.
The cherry bowl is finished with EEE and Shellawax and the plywood pieces are lacquered.
That tall one was almost a bust. I used a single layer of 3/4” plywood for the six segments and I can see light in 3 places around the bottom. I almost turned the bottom off!!!!. I did not have any good tools to measure down that deep and went by feel.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!