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Project by GenuineGeek posted 03-14-2013 10:39 PM 1071 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been a couple of weeks since my last project, I turned what I think we will use as a fruitbowl. Its made of Tiger wood laminated together from board stock. It is 10 inches in diameter.

The endgrain on this wood is very hard to cut clean even with the sharpest of tools, but with just a bit of sanding ti cleaned up nice. Then sanded through to 600 and then finished with Butcher’s Block Finish

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 11:18 PM

That is nice. I really like the grain in your wood. I haven’t tried a large bowl on the lathe yet, but I’m getting close to trying. How thick was the piece at the start?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 11:45 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 12:02 AM

The wood was boards that were just shy of an inch thick. The main bowl is just two laminated together with a small piece laminated to the bottom to lift it up a bit. If I were to do it again, I think it would look better to be 3 boards thick for the bowl itself, then a smaller piece for the base.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 02:57 AM

Nice looking wood !

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 05:15 AM

great looking wood grain,sure is pretty,thanks for posting…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 04:35 PM

I’m beginning to work more with thin pieces. Maybe you could give a brief run down of the steps you took in making this. I’m always interested in hearing how people do things, you get new idea’s that way.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 06:22 PM

I should have taken pictures to help describe how I made this.
I started with a board of Tigerwood almost 9 feet long, almost 11 inches wide and almost 1 inch thick when both faces were planned.
I then cut one square piece as large as possible and mounted it on the lathe and turned it round and then took my parting tool to the face of it to cut out a large donut shape circle (about an inch), then I cut 2 more such circles from it, but I did not use those 2 for this project. I just used the outer largest donut and the inner disk (that was mounted to the lathe), plus a second full size new square.
I then glued the small disk to one side of the new square, and the large donut to the other side. creating a blank that was almost 3 inches thick total. I used the smallest disk soley as a foot for the project and turned a bowl out of the other two.
The two left over rings were glued up to other smaller pieces to make other projects.

If you cut the donuts on a 45% angle then you could stack them on each other and make a 4 inch deep bowl out of one square.

I have a very thin parting tool that I use – it was made by cutting apart a 7 inch table saw blade so that the tip of it’s carbide cutter is my parting tool. you can see it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_vKjhvN8yY

I hope that helped you out Russell. I will try to remember to keep more details in future as I agree, it is good to find out HOW people made stuff as much as it is to see the end product.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 06:37 PM

That does help. A friend sent me three blanks he glued up and they measure about 1.5 ” thick. So I have to glue a foot on it. I have to choreography the turning of these before I start.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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