|Project by thewoodworker01||posted 12-27-2012 11:02 PM||1650 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
So a while ago I started to make a chip and dip bowl in school. It started out as an 18” x 18” x 3” square block. It weight a lot as well. So I rounded it out on the bandsaw, and then was ready to mount it on the lathe. Now the shop teachers didn’t like how I wanted to mount it on the lathe. I was going to use their PSI Chuck with a woodworm for my first approach, then flip it on to a recess in the back. They usually use a faceplate, but after I thought about it – the faceplate would put 6 holes in the bottom of my bowl. I didn’t want those holes. I’d much rather have a recess put in the bottom of it, like in the pictures. Of course the shop teachers wanted to mess with me and they would let me put the proper jaws on it. So I just mounted the woodworm in the step jaws and went from there. The step jaws (which were on there at the time) wouldn’t sit against the front of the bowl, so it wobbled quite a bit with the woodworm in it. It started out being 3 inches thick, it is now 2 1/8”. THAT 1/8 COUNTS! LoL! The shop teacher said it was so thin he could see right through it. You buying that????? LOL! After I turned it around he let me put on their #3 Jaws.Then I finially finished it and put a salad bowl finish on it. I really buffed it on the lathe, by how shiny it is.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and will have a wonderful New Year.
-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".