Lidded Boxes #8: More Bowl Work and Finally Some Work on Lidded Boxes

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 12-12-2016 03:09 AM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I partially turned the bubinga wood block. In this image I have just made the blank round so I can next begin to turn its tenon, or foot.

For its design or shape I wanted to make the bowl are large as i could with respect to its diameter; the base and its top. I bought this bubinga block because I was so impressed with the first bubinga bowl that I turned the other day.

This is the last bowl blank I have in my shop. It is the seventh bowl i am turning. As I think it about it now, I should have bought one more bowl blank since I need eight gifts. I originally thought i would turn five bowls and three lidded boxes, but as I got going with bowls I decided to buy more bowl blanks. I think it is because i was getting better at turning them. Practice or simply working at it helps improve my technique. I may discover the same positive result when I begin turning the lidded boxes. I hope so. i am nervous about turning boxes even though I successfully turned a test box from Douglas Fir.

To finish my work today I wanted to turn the two remaining lidded box blanks round and to fasten the two tenons that each would need to have so I could mount the lid or the bottoms in my four jaw chuck. One of the blanks is bubinga. I am excited about it because I have enjoyed turning two bowls with this wood.

The other blank I am not sure what wood type it is. I need to look at my notes or my store receipt. Let me look it up. African Mahogany. All of my blanks for lidded boxes were sized 4 by 4 by 8 inches.

So now I have all three blanks ready to complete turning the lidded boxes.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 01:33 AM

Very interesting items

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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