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05-06-2015 09:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe pine mahogany

Beautiful day today. Highs in the 70’s. So nice that I decided to play hokey from the office and hang out in the shop with the bay door and windows open. It’s hard to imagine that we had 9 feet of snow a few short weeks ago.

Anyway. Played around on the lathe today. Took a shot at turning my first bowl.

The mahogany piece that creates the stripe is 2 pieces. Sadly, the glue seem separated while the glue was drying. I never saw it until I started turning it. But over all, I’m not unhappy.

BTW, early on, the piece spun off the went airborne. It came down on top of my head. Seems screwing soft wood the the face plate with short screws wasn’t a good idea. So I remounted it with longer screws.

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#1 posted 05-06-2015 10:19 PM

Looks nice Chris!
And yeah, I learned that lesson about screw length early on too :-)

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 01:16 AM

Looks great.. I got punched in the face a while back in the same manner.

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 11:05 AM

Nice bowl!

Hope you are not using dry wall screws. Always have good luck with sheet metal screws turning side grain bowls. Often used waste block and paper glue joints and never had one come off the lathe.

I am using 2 1/4” wood screws with 8” faceplate on current hollow form project. Dealing with both screwing into end grain & wet wood.

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#4 posted 05-07-2015 01:07 PM

Landed on your head? That ain’t no hat!! :)
Bill

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#5 posted 05-07-2015 10:08 PM

Thanks guys.


Nice bowl!

Hope you are not using dry wall screws. Always have good luck with sheet metal screws turning side grain bowls. Often used waste block and paper glue joints and never had one come off the lathe.

I am using 2 1/4” wood screws with 8” faceplate on current hollow form project. Dealing with both screwing into end grain & wet wood.

- Wildwood

Sheet metal screws.


Landed on your head? That ain t no hat!! :)
Bill

- Bill White

Luckily, it was a soft landing.

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