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Two new Bowls

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Project by taidsturning posted 05-04-2011 06:16 PM 1303 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Both these bowls are about 10” in diameter and 6” high more or less. The first bowl features some Padauk end grain, book-matched in the feature layer. The next layer up is Padauk and Satinwood, the rim is Walnut and the base is Canarywood. The finish is Tung Oil for both bowls.

The second uses Goncalo Alves for the base, Zebrawood & Sapele in the first layer. A mix of Padauk, Canarywood and Purpleheart are used in the third layer and the rim is Walnut and Satinwood. The finish is

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 01:28 AM

Great looking bowl.
I am curious as to how thin these bowls can be turned.
Have you ever had a glue joint fail?
Thanks
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 04:40 AM

Scott,

I’m not a real fan of thin walls, but the last bandsaw bowl I turned came out pretty thin, about .125, maybe slightly thinner.

I have had a wreck or two but not a glue failure. The breaks have gone through the wood not the glueline. I use Titebond III which has a little plasticity to it even when dried. I use a lot of excess glue which would be a disaster if I was making furniture, but no problem with a bowl blank because the surface is always turned away.

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 12:36 AM

Thanks for the reply Bill.
I find myself turning thinner and thinner bowls. No failures yet. I have had 2 come off the lathe and hit the concrete. They ended up dinged but unbroken. Both times it was because of heavy handed sanding on the outside of the bowl.

Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 01:50 AM

Great bowls.

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 09:02 PM

How can I become a wood turner like you? This is amazing!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Matthew

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