January 7, 2013

bowl 7

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 10:17 pm

this is the wreckage from the last bowl. i hope to make something from it.


January 6, 2013

Woodturning A Segmented Walnut Bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 9:01 pm

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I had a walnut bowl that I had started to hollow out, but never finished. It developed several severe cracks in it. I first cut the bowl into five pieces: three that I would keep and two with the cracks that I would not. I needed to remake those two pieces. I did this by making a completely second segmented bowl with the same overall form as the original walnut bowl. I could cut out the pieces that I need for the first bowl out of the new bowl. The segmented bowl was made from walnut and redheart wood. It was assembled from rings of twelve 1/2 inch thick segments. I sanded all of the joints between each piece and then glued all the pieces together making a bowl I could turn on the lathe. I started on the lathe by making a tenon for my scroll chuck. Then, I turned the piece around and held it in the scroll chuck to do the majority of the turning. I wiped the bowl down with mineral spirits to get the dust off. Finally, I finished it with a linseed oil beeswax mix.

January 4, 2013

walnut bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 8:32 pm

the most dangerous part of the bowl is done, i should be home free.  i just have to finish up the bottom and sand, sand, sand.


January 2, 2013

walnut bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 6:44 pm

The bowl is coming along. i managed to sand the tip off my finger on the disc sander twice in the same place.


January 1, 2013

walnut bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 11:58 am

i have started working on a new bowl.  the plan is to make a complete segmented bowl and use slices of it to infill a solid walnut bowl, that needs fixing.


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