08-22-2011 01:57 PM
I'm trying to get back into segmented turning. I decided to turn a bowl just like the ones I made about 20 years ago. I made a lot of these. It was fun remembering the different glue up procedures and working out how to do them again.
this is a honey locust bowl that I turned with not foot. I'm doing this as part of an article I'm working on about carved feet.
08-23-2011 01:59 PM
Top and bottom are Mahagony. I had some 1/4" cutt offs from another project and found them while I was looking for wood to cut up to test my new saw. Then I dug around some more and found a 1 foot square piece so I cut a blank out to use for the bottom. I would not normally use solid wood for a bottom on a bowl this size but I've found out that I can get away with it using mahagony. Normally what I'll do is make home made plywood. I'll resaw some wood into 1/8" veneer and orient the grain 90 degrees to each other. I might make the top and bottom layers thickers since I will often be turning them a little bit. This gives me a bottom that won't move with moisture changes so it's more stable.
08-24-2011 06:23 AM
This bowl is about 6" around not quite 3" tall I think. I just grabbed whatever piece of maple I had laying around and glued a piece of Mahagony on both sides. then I sliced it into segments using my Makita 1016L that I just bought. It was off just a hair so I glued it together in half rings and them flattened these so they fit perfectly. I mounted this on the lathe and turned a rebate for the bottom. then I turnd the bottom and glued it in leaving the waste block on it. I mounted this on the lathe and turned the whole bowl.