Collaborative Bowl Project - Closed Segment

Discussion in 'Follow Along Projects' started by Glenn McCarron, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Stuart I'm not so sure what I was thinking would actually look right. It would make the maple portion of row 18 look big. But if I moved my cut line further right to the point where the extra maple would only be 1/4" thick, thus just looking like any other row it might work. I'm thinking and typing at the same time. I may go this route as the worst that can happen is I have to turn off my attempt and go with the original plan. It may cost me an extra day to do the lamination though. But all about trying and learning. Unless someone else has already tried it then I could accept their opinion and move on!!
     
  2. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glenn if you are going to try laminating a thin piece of maple and a thicker piece of walnut together and then cutting your segments you will need to be very careful or the edges won't match exactly. If I'm understanding correctly you might be better off with a thin maple and thicker but thinner walnut ring. More like a thick maple veneer. If that is the case a thicker piece added and then turned thin might give you more control.
     
  3. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 14 is on and dressed, row 15 is in the jumbo jaws and is now glued on. Row 16 is in clamps.

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  4. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Yeah, I might be overthinking this last row and making it complicated where it doesn't need to be. I might just try laminating a strip tomorrow and then cut the segments from the lamination. I would think they should line up???? .....although I won't be able to cut them on the segeasy sled as my colours would then alternate front to back, and that would not be right.

    I do appreciate your thoughts on this Stuart.
     
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 16 is now on the bowl and 17 is in clamps. Hope to get 17 on after lunch time. Now to plan for the final row. Might take a few days as I have a few appointments that will take from shop time :(
     
  6. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Decided to do a bit of turning prior to adding row 17. That has been done and 17 is now attached and drying.

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    I have been giving row 18 a bit of thought and what I have decided to do is to add it but only 1/4 thick instead of 1/2. I also made the ring a bit narrower as I don't want the bowl any wider at the top. Row 18 is in clamps and will be added tomorrow. If I decide it does not look right then I will turn it off and try again.
     
  7. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glen, it's hard to tell from this angle but are you sure you need ring 18? From the top I like the 4 dividers.
    What does it look like from the side?
     
  8. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 17 was a solid maple ring so that division was lost but I think I will press on with a smaller row 18 to see what it looks like. I will get some pictures tomorrow prior to adding it, then adding the walnut to see what others think. Prior to parting it off.
     
  9. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    I think you'll need the walnut ring
     
  10. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Glenn did you get a chance to read your homework assignment?
     
  11. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Not yet, when was the assignment due?
     
  12. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 17 is dressed for the glue joint with row 18 , the final layer.

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    And there it is!!!!!
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    Won't get a chance to turn it today but tomorrow is a different story.
     
  13. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Very nice Glenn. When finished what is the next challenge?? Same bowl with 144 pieces per row?
     
  14. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Well the most dangerous part is yet to come, the finish turning and that one last touch! LOL

    I will certainly entertain doing another one of these with a much different pattern and maybe a few more segments if required. I did enjoy the buildup and turning of this one. It was technically going to be just a trial piece to use up scrap in the shop. I liked the wood combo in the end.

    In my immediate future I need to get to work on my Jewelry/Music box as it is a Christmas gift. My go to finish is the Minwax Antique oil so I would like to have that done so it has time to off gas and harden up.

    I also need to do a larger salad bowl complete with tongs before Christmas. I have a few blocks of Cherry so that should only take a few days. More to apply the mineral oil finish than turning.
     
  15. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    IF a fella had that new software to design with ..................
     
  16. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Was that a hint????
     
  17. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Just a subliminal message. Hopefully if Lloyd is still working out a few bugs he will soon be ready. Did you get a copy at Boston or just pre-order?
     
  18. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    I think the walnut top was the right way to go. Just remember to not make that one more cut. The one that makes the inside larger than the outside.

    No hints, no subliminal message, Lloyd are you wasting time sleeping again?
     
  19. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    No I waiting just like everyone else. It'll be here this week just have to wait
     
  20. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    I did pickup some toys in Boston though

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    Along with ordering some open segment plates from Lloyd
     

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