|Project by TheDane||posted 02-06-2014 03:43 PM||1300 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This design is based on a design by Dennis W. Montville of Sterling Heights, Michigan. He called his creation ‘Metamorph’, hence the title of my poor immitation(s).
This piece is made from scraps of hard maple, cut into right triangles. There are two rings, each consisting of 8 segments, sitting on a solid base. It is 7 1/2” in diameter, and stands 3” high.
Dennis Montville used a ‘gluing board’ ( see: http://youtu.be/SGcfcTI_aLc ) to hold pieces of wood that are odd shaped and difficult to clamp. I actually made two bowls (the smaller one in the last photo was the first), and learned the hard way that his gluing board is a great idea. Apparently I didn’t get one of the glue joints in the smaller bowl tight, and it opened up on me while I had it on the lathe. I discovered the open joint while sanding and shot it full of CA so the bowl didn’t come apart.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"