Journey into Woodturning #41: Woodturning Bowl with Integral Wing Platter

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 01-26-2021 03:16 PM 878 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought of this project while watching Kim Tippin’s YouTube channel. She recently turned a square platter and in the middle of turning I saw a bowl immerging from her work. Although her project finished as a platter, I saw potential in something else.

So, I set out to find a piece of wood that could make this project come to life. I happened to have a square piece of hard maple I purchased to turn the biggest item on the mini lathe. Unfortunately, it ended up being too big for the little lathe and went on the self. Now that I have a newer and much bigger machine, this size was no issue.

I got a little carried away as I made the bottom and turned a much taller pedestal base. It was only supposed to be an eighth of an inch, maybe 10-15mm. I was avoiding the swinging corners, watching the chips fly, having too much fun and turned away over an inch or 25mm. So much for not seeing a base under the patter.

I also didn’t want the bowl to be too small. I think I ended up making the bowl too big. The platter size suffered from the large diameter of the bowl. This was my first attempt at making such an object, so there is a lot to learn.

Here is this week’s video: Woodturning Bowl with Integral Wing Platter

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#1 posted 01-29-2021 04:39 PM

Just watched your video – nice job! How’s the finger?

-- Mark B. Glenn Dale, MD

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#2 posted 01-29-2021 06:51 PM

Just watched your video – nice job! How’s the finger?

- Maro2Bear

Actually all healed up now. Thanks for watching. :)

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