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1st bowl…sticky material?
Oct 17th, 2016 at 9:17am
 
As a noob to turning, and this forum,  I'd like to offer up for consideration a sticky thread that would allow us to show off our first project.  Just a consideration, and respectfully submitted to admin.

In any event, here's my first attempt at a bowl.  I glued up several pieces of 3/4" plywood together and let them dry overnight.  Thanks to whomever on this forum gave that idea.  I had a blast, even though I think it would have looked better if I turned it differently grain wise.  Finished it with Tung Oil but spray laquer would have given it a little more glossy finish.   This has been a great learning experience. for me.
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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2016 at 1:31pm
 
Yes, it is a learning process.-- both the turning and the finishing.  Turning plywood is not easy and all the glue dulls tools quickly.  The form you used is not an easy one especially on the inside.  Work on the form on the next one, perhaps copy one of the ceramic bowls in the cupboard.  You are off to a good start.  Be sure to sign and date this one so you can look back and see your progress.
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Reply #2 - Oct 17th, 2016 at 9:01pm
 
I'll admit that I got a little less creative on the inside.  I wanted something I could toss my keys and change into so it's not that deep, and curved where you can grab money easily.  Its really functional. 

The bigger thing is that I had a blast doing it.  I picked up some real blanks last week in maple, cedar and I think oak.  Looking forward to digging into those next!
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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #3 - Oct 17th, 2016 at 9:17pm
 
As a noob to turning, and this forum,  I'd like to offer up for consideration a sticky thread that would allow us to show off our first project] You just did! Beats the heck out of my first bowl.  Smiley  At least you could post yours, and not draw laughter from the crowd here......
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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #4 - Oct 18th, 2016 at 7:52am
 
Simple square blanks from 2x6 lumber can be very useful practice turning pieces.  Spruce-pine-fir (spf) is inexpensive, soft and easy to cut, lacks the alternate hard and soft growth rings of yellow pine, and there's no pressure to avoid wasting good hardwood.

Make 6 bowls just to use the bowl gouge and get experience moving the tool and tool rest and gliding the bevel.  Make another three trying to make them identical, to have a turning goal.  Make another three each shaped differently than anything else you've made.

Then move on to some green wood - dried hardwood is much harder to cut.
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Reply #5 - Oct 19th, 2016 at 7:17pm
 
Today was interesting.  I had seen a woodworker on YouTube take a piece of 2x10 lumber and make a blank out of it so I figured why not, right?

It gave me a chance to spend a good deal of time turning square stuff into round stuff on my Grizzly 9" bandsaw.  Mounted the first piece to the faceplate and turned a really nice looking "dish" thing.  It wasn't very deep and I went through at the middle where I'd made a tenon for my chuck to grab onto.  Flawed, but I was happy with the way it turned out.  After all, I'm just using this to learn.

The second piece I rounded off, and after making a tenon I attached it to the chuck.  There I was, scraping away when all of a sudden something shook me like lightning.  I wasn't sure what happened until I looked at my lathe and saw that my work piece was no longer on the face plate.

Evidently it had split in half and one side of it hit me in the face!

Now I've been riding motorcycles since I was 13 and you can count the number of times I've ridden without a helmet on one hand, and still be able to make an obscene gesture if you needed to.  I always wear a helmet, a riding jacket and gloves because you dress for the crash, not the ride.

Forotunately for me, yesterday, the good folks at UPS delivers my new Honeywell Bionic face shield.  And that sub $20 lid likely saved my multi-million dollar face and head.  OK, likely not a multi million dollar head, but its gotten me by thus far.  It may not be much, but it's all I've got.

I looked for the other half for a full 15 minutes.  It landed a solid 30 or more feet from where I was turing. 

Not being a quitter, I promptly put another piece of 2x10 "blank" on the lathe,  I noticed that it was developing a crack, right in the middle.  At that point I knew that this was not something I wanted to pursue any longer and tossed it into my ever widening "burn pile" of scrap wood.

It was a good learning experience for me.  I know I have to learn a lot more about securing the workpiiec to the lather in addition to learning how to turn.






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Reply #6 - Oct 19th, 2016 at 7:55pm
 
Glad it was just an unpleasant experience.  Cracks are an unfortunate possibility with any piece of turning stock.
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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #7 - Oct 19th, 2016 at 7:59pm
 
Howard Camardelle wrote on Oct 19th, 2016 at 7:17pm:
It was a good learning experience for me.  I know I have to learn a lot more about securing the workpiiec to the lather in addition to learning how to turn.


Thankfully you were not seriously injured. Face shields do work.
IMNSHO : More importantly inspecting the work piece for cracks prior to mounting is just as important. And staying out of the line of fire is an even more important practice that takes conscious effort. New turners hear old turners talk about it but unfortunately experience is the best teacher and for those events where one forgets the line of fire a face shield may reduce risk of serious injury.
Stay safe,  turn safely and remember to have fun. SPF is notorious for end grain cracking and can surprise you in spindle turning as well.





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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #8 - Oct 19th, 2016 at 10:18pm
 
Howard, I'm glad you're OK and still have a sense of humor.

Thanks for sharing - it's a good reminder for all of us.
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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #9 - Oct 20th, 2016 at 12:16pm
 
Why safety equipment is just as important to get as the machine!  Congrats on not getting hurt.

And welcome aboard!

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Re: 1st bowl…sticky material?
Reply #10 - Oct 22nd, 2016 at 4:03pm
 
I'll add mine.  Made from Cherry.  Had to make the bowl shallower than I wanted due to pith but I love the grain.  Finished with teak oil.
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