50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #33: 50 for 50 gift bowl

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 08-01-2019 05:27 PM 304 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend at work also turned 50 this year, and it got me thinking about a project that would make a nice gift for her while symbolizing her milestone birthday. So, I made a bowl with 50 segments. Straight forward construction out of cherry, with a mahogany bottom. The finish is Minwax Sedona Red, with sanding sealer, EEE polish and Shellawax.

I was a little concerned about setting up my wedgie sled for accurate cuts at 18 degrees. I have previously always used 12 segment rings primarily because I have a perfect ‘wedge’ in the form of a 30-60-90 drawing triangle. But, I used my adjustable digital angle finder from iGauging, and the test ring fit perfect on the first try. I should make a reference wedge for 18 degrees, but I am tempted to rely on the angle finder.

The birthday girl was thrilled with her gift :)

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