Dish with a Lid (Interesting challenge 2)

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Project by peteg posted 06-17-2011 01:17 AM 2441 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a follow on from “half dish”.
We need to add a lid with a locating lip and still maintain the perfect sphere.
The lid is 1 piece,the knob has been turned with the lid. I rounded the back on the one and added a bit of “scatting”pyro as I call it, just very light scribbling with a very hot tip & keep moving quick so as not burn a hole.I also raised the bowl on this one to give it more profile. This is again a piece of old Kauri (not sure if I like the rounded form or not! it probably looks better shapr edged?)
The other is a piece of native Rimu, this is a bit bigger and heavily burnt with a Koru pattern.
The last photo probably gives it away. There were some comments about the straight edge joining half way up to under the dish, this was turned, the starting block was a rectangle (x 2)
None ofthe blocks were cut after turning they are straight of the lathe.
Any comments most welcome, thanks again for your interest

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 02:16 AM

This is nice

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 02:26 AM

You are a wily one Pete.
This is another fine example of your experimental and inquisitive mind at work.
It’s a lot of fun to follow.

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 02:34 AM

Nice one Pete, the lid makes it more interesting. Nice wood burning on both but like the square shape best.
Now to pic 6, this is how I was going to attempt it, start with the rectangular block , turn the half bowl leaving the flat surface and then onto the table saw and “walla” I would have two to play with. Now I have to work out how to hollow the damn thing. How am I going? Or maybe 2 block spot glued together and turned, no need for the saw them just a tap with the mallet.

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 02:50 AM

No Bob, there is no cutting whatsoever after mounting on the lathe, if you have a look at the two pieces they have not been cut. The hollowed piece in Pic 6 is the first one I posted without a raised edge, ie, the other half is sacrificial, or, if you want to do a lid you need to do the locating lip before the two are joined and mounted on the lathe otherwise when you part of to cut the lip the shpere would not be a true sphere, you also need to start the bowl in the bottom half to accept the locating lip,.
While each piece is in the latheyou can mark “dead centre” and tap in a small brad, cut the head ofleaving a small piece to sqeeze into the other half when you join them. Now mount the two pieces & turn the outside sphere. (draw a semi circle the sizeyou want the outside to be & cut out a cardboard template to get your sphere.
Now, when you part them you have the centre marked for each half by removing the small brad, use this to very carefully mount each back onto the lathe, cut another template for the ID 2 mm smaller than the OD & away you go Bob’s your uncel.
If you want a raised lip on the dish then turn down the top after you have done the dish hollow out, you will still be “on centre” so you should get a clean lip

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 02:51 AM

Pete, you are very clever!! I like the rounded one better, I’m going to have to try this one sometime. Very nice indeed!!

Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 02:51 AM

Wow, you have a lot of talent! thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 06:12 AM

Those are beautiful turnings and you are a very innovative wood worker .
This is so different and it is so new I just love it .


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#8 posted 06-17-2011 06:48 AM

That would be a bada$$ dog food bowl.

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#9 posted 06-17-2011 02:01 PM

very unique

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#10 posted 06-17-2011 02:12 PM

Very nice Pete. I love them all.
What a wonderful design concept, and your decorations are superb.


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#11 posted 06-17-2011 02:35 PM

Hi Pete,
Love the way you have come up with this piece. As my Dad used to say…”Bloody Kiwi ingenuity!... give them some fencing wire and they can fix anything!’
well done

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#12 posted 06-17-2011 04:19 PM

Pete that is an amazing design and technique. Very well done.

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#13 posted 06-18-2011 12:00 AM

Thanks a million Guys, your kind words are very encouraging

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 06-18-2011 01:37 AM

Pete i love these pieces!! Please it would be great if you could show us the steps on a blog!!! I would like to do this and do a show and tell at my next woodturners meeting!!!!

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#15 posted 06-19-2011 12:39 AM

This is the only pic I took showing my first attempt, I hollowed the dish out first by mistake (should be last to do) This was a throw away piece. However it does show the mounting arrangement hot melt glued to a mdf faceplate & the need to get the top exactly thru the centre line as well as the centre point of the block.
The final way around this is to turn two blocks, one being sacrifical (or used for the lid)

Thi s is a very rough sketch I made for a fellow LJ, excuse the mess, but you can probably follow the steps OK.
I anybody wants any more info just post your interest.
This was a fun oiece to make, the lide was a bit interesting till I got my head around it.
Cheers for now Pete g

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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