my most dificult bowl yet, and the biggest splinter you have ever seen.

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Project by Blake Haskins posted 12-29-2017 06:30 PM 1445 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I try to be more descriptive about the process I used to create the bowl, which in theory should still work, if your machines are calibrated to a higher spec. This basically boils down to the inaccuracy of my band saw. I definitely cheeped out on the sanding process after I lodged that giant splinter into my hand. As always, let me know what you think in the comments. expect a safety rant about impailing yourself with wood.

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 08:04 PM

Nice bowl.
As far as the splinter goes, it’s been my experience that they hurt more coming out than going in. Right?
Hell of a learning experience.

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 12:29 AM

OUCH!!!!!! OUCH!!!!!! OUCH!!!!!!

Been there done that and it will defiantly get your attention!!!

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 12:39 AM

I built the sled that Jerry Bennett talked about and he was even kind enough to us vets he sent us 4 of his templetes. I am told by someone I know that they built a sled like his to work on his Bandsaw also.

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 03:13 AM

I think it turned out cool looking.

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 04:29 AM

Thats a pretty mean splinter,

All part of woodworking unfortunately I get them all the time (not as bits as the Titanic one of yours) and they are so painful I have to stop work and remove them beacause they are so distracting.

I managed to brad nail my finger one day, dont ask how as to this day even I dont know, but it happened.
Almost went right through, look closely and you can see the skin bulging opposite the entry point.

How I got it out was to clamp it in the vice and pull my hand with my other hand

Didnt go to the hospital, too much woodwork to do and didnt want to waste half a day or more.

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 01:38 PM

Nice work on the bowl. That must of been a hands on experience.

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 02:25 PM

Wow! That’s a bad splinter for sure. However, the bowl sure did turn out beautifully. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 03:39 PM

Biggest? HAH!

Still a doozy though! Good thing it was shallow.

Let me guess, you were feeling the lip of the bowl while it was spinning?
As a token bonus, it looks like you saved yourself crawling on the floor looking for that piece. Pull it out an glue it back on!

BTW, I really like the pattern you created with those segments. Did you create the circles in one tall cylinder then cut them to thickness or did you make them individually?

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#9 posted 12-30-2017 06:29 PM

Beautiful bowl … worth the “pain”!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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