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Project 365 #3: 62/365

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Blog entry by scottb posted 1237 days ago 3453 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Days 60 and 61 Part 3 of Project 365 series Part 4: days 63 & 64, camera phones eye view »

Sitting by the computer afterwork, wondering what I should get a photo of today. Wait a minute, is that still daylight out?

< beeline for the shop >

Last item off the lathe was a plate, lets go for a bowl this time. A Butcher Block Bowl – if only for the alliteration.

Ok… now where are those offcuts of maple butcher block anyway?

Cut a piece, roughly 6×1.5, drilled a mounting hole for the scroll chuck and away we go.

Mounted the block, mounted the same forstner bit in the tail stock for ease of flipping and remounting…

Steamy! For a dry piece of stock, the bit generated a lot of heat, and threw off a surprising amount of moisture. Look at that discoloration!

This block caused a fair amount of vibration. So to that end, and to save a little time and wear on my chisels, I removed the block, cut off the corners, remounted and got turning. Much more stable.

Bottom turned. Only had to sharpen the chisels twice. WAY more forgiving than the bamboo was the other day. Ready to flip and hollow out the inside… When the sun comes back up. It still is winter in the garage afterall.

No sanding yet. I managed to turn off all the rough spots. A first for me. One of the reasons I’m not normally fond of turning maple. Another reason to quit while I’m ahead, and finish in the morning. (or whenever tomorrow’s peak temp is.)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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sedcokid

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#1 posted 1237 days ago

Scott, What a great project, I like the shape of the exterior of the bowl and am anxious to see how it all finishes up.

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1237 days ago

you have a nice shape going there. thats a pretty piece of wood.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Karson

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#3 posted 1237 days ago

Very nice Scott. Now where are mine :>)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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amateur

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#4 posted 1237 days ago

I turned a butcher block bowl one time, it didn’t turn out so good. You’ve inspired me to try again.

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scottb

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#5 posted 1237 days ago

@Karson… sitting on a shelf, mocking me…

but it looks like a nice day so far, we’ll see what happens ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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scottb

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#6 posted 1236 days ago

@Karson…

finally got up the nerve to start turning those old (dusty) glue ups!
pardon the cell phone pic,

glad to say, they’ve survived the move from the old house. (so far)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#7 posted 1236 days ago

Lookin Good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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