|Review by EbenGP||posted 01-17-2011 03:07 PM||3444 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my first post, i’m not using my english very often, so i hope you will understand my post
I like to turn bowls from green wood, after a couples of bowls i was impress with all the rip on the floor, when you make a bowl with 11” dia. and 6” high you got a lot of rip. I have some nice green wood waiting for turning and i wanted to get the most of it. That’s wy i have bought a Kelton Center Saver.
I have the small and the standard set, with these two set you can make all the curve you need to save the most of your wood. First i turn the bowl with the shape i want and after i process to get out the biggest one of this blank. After i reinstall the blank i got out and try to take another one out to finish at the end with 3 bowls looking the same shape.
This piece of green wood is 11” dia. and 10” high
I have tried two way to do my blanks, first with my intuition with the blade i’ve choose to do the first blank out of the big bowls, this was the wrong way, i have past trought the blank and scrap the big one.
The best way is to make a draft on a paper with the curves you need to do, after you take your cutter and try it on your curve and choose the right cutter to use for each step. With this method you put all your chances on your side.
After i make my 3 blanks. When the blanks dones, i put Pentacryle (sealing and drying stuff prevent craks) and wait around 2 months drying process depend of the size of the piece. For a piece that have 10” dia. it’s good to keep a 1” thick. The formula is to keep 10% of your diameter.
I hope you enjoyed my post
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