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    Going To Be A Biggy .

    As I have mentioned before, big bowls do not sell near as good as smaller ones in my area but I do like to keep one or two big ones on hand at all times .

    The laminated board for this one was 12" x 12"

    Here it is with the rings right off the RM and glued up and in the press .






    Then I got to wondering if my Rikon lathe that is advertised as a twelve inch one is indeed a full 12 " so I mounted it on the lathe and low and behold I was able to slip a piece of 1/16 " thick slat of wood between the bowl and the bed of the lathe .

    I think with this big boy I will let the glue cure at least overnight before I start sanding it . I have been known to start sanding after only a few hours of glue up but not this time .

    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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    Pretty nifty, Bill. I like that pattern and that's an interesting mounting method. It seems like it leaves a hole in the bottom you have to plug. Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Pretty nifty, Bill. I like that pattern and that's an interesting mounting method. It seems like it leaves a hole in the bottom you have to plug. Is that right?
    Yes Ted , the rings are cut from a single flat board on the Ringmaster Lathe which requires a 1/2" hole to mount the board for cutting the rings . The hole gets plugged wit a matching piece of the same wood or a totally different color as a contrast. Sometime I even go a few steps farther and put a solid one piece bottom on them .
    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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    Bill,

    I wrote a response to this. When I clicked the button to send, I got an error message that apologized for not responding.

    Anyway, I will try again. First of all I said that the bowl looked like a lot of work and a lot of fun.

    There is an interesting phenomenon that will probably work with your bowl while it is still on the lathe. Turn off your fluorescent lamps and use an incandescent lamp to look at the inside of the bowl. Start the lathe and try different speeds. You will probably see rings of color, which will vary as the lathe speed varies.

    I am impressed with your versatility and skill.

    Welcome to the Family and Enjoy,
    JimB
    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 10-07-2014 at 03:49 AM.
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    With the size and pattern should be a great seller.

    Les
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    So this bowl is from one board that is cut at a specific angle (35 or 55?) and then the rings are stacked? That is how I would prefer my students to have their bowls fastened to the school lathes! Very nice design.
    Jon

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    This is the big 12" one that was shown earlier with the rings only cut and glued together but not sanded yet.

    Now it is all sanded down to 400 grit followed by 0000 steel wool and four coats of wipe on poly applied .











    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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    That's a beautiful bowl

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    I like that a lot Bill ... Rikon? do you still have your 18 x 47 lathe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hossack View Post
    I like that a lot Bill ... Rikon? do you still have your 18 x 47 lathe?
    No Ron, I sold the 18 x 47 in a major downsizing I did when living on the mountains side . Then this January I moved to town where there was no shop at all and not much room to build one. So I built a Micro Shop this spring as soon as the snow was pretty well all gone .

    I had put topics of every step of building it in my Woodworking Friends site at the time . It is just a little over 90 square feet on the inside .

    Here is a video of it just after I got my "stuff" into it .

    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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