Jacaranda Wing-ed Bowl

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Blog series by Mark Wilson updated 11-02-2015 11:10 AM 5 parts 6938 reads 36 comments total

Part 1: Trimming Mounting and Shaping

10-29-2015 11:34 PM by Mark Wilson | 5 comments »

I thought it might be neat to present a timeline of this Project. The Thing is on the lathe, waiting for me to get back to it. (I began this Blog about 4 hours ago. My computer locked up, when I was almost done with. The Blog-making page didn’t save my work, like it’s supposed to. So, here I am, starting over. this time, I’m writing it out on Notepad first.)I chose a Jacaranda log. You can see in Montage #1 that it’s fairly bent. And there’s a pretty large nub ne...

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Part 2: Oh, those Tool Tracks

10-30-2015 09:27 AM by Mark Wilson | 8 comments »

In a Cuttus Interruptus, tool tracks are a nightmare. So far, for me, the lightest of touch and the sharpest of tool cannot send tool tracks to the cornfield. If anyone can advise me, much appreciation. Note: Shear Scraping has been tried. This next pair of Montages (Montagi?) illustrate the tilting-at-windmills that the process of removing tool tracks with tools can become. There comes a point where one has to resign oneself to the sandpaper, lest one remove too much material. That comes lat...

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Part 3: There's a Crack

10-30-2015 08:57 PM by Mark Wilson | 3 comments »

I have to share this. I’ve taken the Thing off the lathe, still in the chuck, and set it in my bench vise. This, to study the crack that’s going up the side, from the base to one of the ends. I’m trying to figure out how i will proceed. This crack has to be dealt with – it’s actually growing, howbeit slowly. It can’t get any longer, but, it can open up more. So, I start thinking of ways to bridge the gap and stop it in its tracks. So, I go to the WorldwideI...

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Part 4: Tool Marks? Posh. That's Nothin'.

11-01-2015 06:35 AM by Mark Wilson | 12 comments »

Beginning not quite with the Thing being turned around. Read on. Here’s what happened yesterday and today in the world of turning a Wing-ed Bowl. Yesterday: At 1145 or so, I did some more sanding. This is where a crack started really getting my attention. At 1215, I turned my attention to the end-grain areas. (Disregard the 1745 in the upper-left – it’s wrong). The crack must be dealt with. It can’t get any longer. But it sure can open up. Methinks…...

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Part 5: Crack, fixed; Foot, fixed; Outside, finished.

11-02-2015 11:10 AM by Mark Wilson | 8 comments »

I’ve opted to go the route of few words in this entry. The description is in the photos.If the words are too small, Ctrl +,+,+ should enlarge it. And, just for laughs, this is me, trying to make Butterflies. I’ll use this for something in the future. (I throw nothing away.

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