|Project by Ron Ford||posted 03-28-2014 11:15 PM||844 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Since this one is a combination of both segmented (top walnut ring) and laminated (next four rings of walnut and white oak) elements, I decided the most descriptive term is “segminated”
I had some decent size scraps of walnut and white oak left from some other projects, so I trued up the edges on the jointer, then a pass or two through my drum sander to make them 100% flat and consistent. After gluing them up I resawed the glued-up boards to get pieces about 3/4” thick and ran them through the drum sander again. Cutting them into lengths of about 8” each I then glued them up at right angles from one ring to the next. Adding a segmented walnut ring to the top and a solid walnut piece for the bottom and it was ready to turn once the glue dried.
I like the nice round bottom that the solid walnut created, and the overall visual effect is fun. Easy to make and a little different. Finished bowl is about 3 1/2” high and 7 1/2” wide. Finish coat is Danish oil, buffed out on my Beall buffing system.
-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.