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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #36: Striped bowl

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 08-13-2019 01:15 PM 167 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 35: End of Day platter Part 36 of 50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 series Part 37: Another apple and resin bowl »

This piece was inspired by a Youtube video where the turner (apologies I don’t remember their name or channel) pattern routed a curving cut between halves of a blank and glued multiple strips of contrasting veneer into the space to make their final blank. I went simple with this one and just did a diagonal cut on the band saw, cleaned up the faces and glued in simple, thicker strips for contrast.

Since I didn’t have a lot of thickness to work with, I roughed out the side profile, flattened the back and hot glued a faceplate + block to it, then hollowed the bowl and finished the sides. Knocked off the glue block and then held the top against a larger wood block + faceplate with the tailstock and cleaned the glue off the back. Final sanded the back off the lathe with a ROS.

White oak with walnut and maple stripes. Finish is Clapham’s Salad Bowl Finish.



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