|Project by socrbent||posted 12-30-2012 03:42 AM||1066 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This 6.5”x 3” spalted maple bowl is my second bowl. The first was in a class over a year ago. This bowl was started last April and finished in early December. There was a rotten area that had to be filled with epoxy. You can actually see through the worst spot in the base. Didn’t intend for the the sides to be so thin, but it really changed shape as it dried in a paper bag over the summer. I dropped the bowl as I was buffing the final coat of wax and broke out a large wedge from the side near a weak spot. The break relieved some stresses and I thought there was no way to glue the triangular piece (see 3 picture) back in. Cole jaws worked wonders to help glue the bowl together.
Wisdom from this project – For others just starting to try bowl turning I don’t recommend using spalted soft wood.
Wet bowl blank cut on band saw
Shaped wet bowl with tenon for cutting interior
Reshaping after drying
-- socrbent Ohio