|Project by bytebullet||posted 11-01-2013 07:51 PM||796 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this bowl from Maple and Radiata Pine over 20 years ago when I was in the 2nd year of secondary school (age 14) in Australia. Hence, I don’t have any progress shots.
From what I remember, we cut all the segments by hand (we were not allowed to use a chop/drop saw at that age) and tidied up with a disc sander. Glue up of each ring was with a few rubber bands (made from old inner tubes) and then they were cleaned up and then glued together using a big steel weight on top.
To attach the lathe chuck I glued a piece of particle board to the bottom with some paper in between for ease of removal at the end of the turning process.
Then I turned it and finished it with whatever lacquer the school provided.
Of course this was all under the guidance of my excellent woodwork teacher at the time, Mr Chapple.
I used to keep loose change in it when I was at school, which is why it has a few dints in it. My wife had not seen it as it has been in a box for the last 10 years, but when she found it, out it came straight away and it is now one of our fruit bowls.
Unfortunately I do not really have space for for a wood turning lathe at the moment, so I cannot make any more just yet.
-- Rod, London UK