Sheoak Block No. 1

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Blog series by BobWemm updated 03-11-2017 07:44 AM 3 parts 4179 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: W I P - Sheoak Block

02-27-2017 08:46 AM by BobWemm | 5 comments »

My over the road neighbour was very kind to me and bought back two lumps of Sheoak, Casuarina ?? for me to play with.I first split off the heart piece that was only half the depth of the block and made a little bottle for my Vietnam Vet Buddy who visited on Saturday.There was quite a lot of sapwood on this piece and it worked out that this was the safest mounting option, however it would have been good if I could have mounted it more securely, as I could have cored out a c...

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Part 2: Next Step

03-06-2017 06:17 AM by BobWemm | 3 comments »

Sorry but I have no photos of this next step. I know that is bad. Something I forgot to mention in the first part of this blog. I do not attempt to work straight onto those rough points, I start at either end and work in from the faceplate/tailstock edges, by doing that it is nowhere near as hard/dangerous. When the block is almost round then I start to work from the front. After getting a safe round smooth top to the bowl shape, I removed the face plate and remounted it on my Cole Jaw...

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Part 3: Finished at last

03-11-2017 07:44 AM by BobWemm | 3 comments »

I thought I would tell how I got the middle piece out without a Coring tool. I do have one of those tools but could not safely use it on this occasion because of the way the lump was mounted.My coring tool requires the use of the tail stock, and that was absolutely tied up holding this lump onto the faceplate. So I had to revert to other means.The first photo shows the inner and outer bowls sitting roughly in their original position. I worked my chisels in as far as I could un...

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