Just a little change in form, just to be different.
Beech and Walnut 220mm diameter (8.66")
Chas looks great as always I like the shape variation that you did on this one.
Chas, I would love for you to teach my turning class for a week or more. I'd be right in the student section learning along with the rest!
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Chas great looking bowl. Really well done.
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Great work! I really like the contrast on your segmented bowls. When you glue up the blanks, do you use wood that has already dried, or do you use green wood?
Green wood, or even wood with more than about 10% moisture is likely to fail along the narrow glue lines due to wood shrinkage.
In fact wood that I have home dried I will not risk using until it's down below 6% which is almost the lowest reading on my meter.
If I have any doubts I leave the rough turned rings for a couple of weeks to allow glue moisture etc. to dry out.
Just checked these I turned about an hour ago and they are all below 4% moisture.
Nicely done (as usual) Chas.
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DIY level 14" Bandsaw, but fitted with the best blade I can buy and tweaked to cut true.
Low budget chop saw, but fitted with good blade and adjusted for as near perfect angle and squareness to table that I can achieve.
Lathe tools, use as few as possible and as basic in form as possible from a good manufacturer, but no exotics.
Only work on wood during preparation if it actually needs it for next process.
Same with finishing, as these are buffing wheel finished, just sanded to 240grit no point in going further.
Look at the clamped bits in post above for next little boxes.
The Oak top and bottom is as cut out from previous larger box tops, just dressed each side for mounting socket and foot and mating surface for ring. The walnut ones rough cut on bandsaw from scrap and likewise socketed and mating surface prepared.
The rough clean up of those rings and the two pairs of top/bottoms took about 45mins including changing chucks between Cole Jaws and Dovetail.
(work saving tip here, Cole jaws are fitted on a 5" chuck so they give much wider range without moving buttons)
Note there's no attempt to make the components or work surfaces not needed for accurate fitting look pretty, just trued up enough to provide alignment guides.
It is an old saying, however it is really true, "You do beautiful work." Anyone who owns one of your works of art should be so pleased that the light from their face illuminates the entire house.
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