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Alistair Hancox
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Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Oct 8th, 2018 at 12:16pm
 
Hi all,

Here are some photos from my latest project. It's a simply bowl, but was kind of interesting so I thought I would share. I picked up this piece of wood from the Badger Woodturners club meeting about 6 months ago. The blank came with the attached letter stating where the tree had been felled.

It measures 2.5 inches tall and is about 9 inches across. The large crack through the center had to be filled with resin. In hindsight, I would have done this while the piece was still square. I ended up wasting some resin by having to form a mold around a circular object. The wood was rock hard. I had to sharpen my tools after every one or two passes. I guess the plus side to that is that it polished up well.

The finish is U-Beaut EEE-Ultra Shine then  Shellawax Cream.

C&C welcome.

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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #1 - Oct 8th, 2018 at 12:17pm
 
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #3 - Oct 8th, 2018 at 5:09pm
 
Would it have been easier to take it off the lathe, fill, then put back on the lathe?
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #4 - Oct 8th, 2018 at 6:48pm
 
Very nice story and pictorial. The wood is beautiful and your bowl is very nice looking. Good job.
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #5 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 10:28am
 
Don Stephan wrote on Oct 8th, 2018 at 5:09pm:
Would it have been easier to take it off the lathe, fill, then put back on the lathe?


Would it have been? I'm not sure. The crack was right on the side of the blank, so I had to have that side of the wood facing up while the resin cured.

I'm certainly not an expert with resin, as I've only used it a handful of times. Though I don't see how having the piece off the lathe would have helped. What am I missing?

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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #6 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 11:04am
 
Off the lathe can be supported under one edge so the the crack is facing straight up and the crack perfectly horizontal.  A larger/deeper crack I'll fill in stages with 5 min epoxy.
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #7 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 1:55pm
 
Very nice !!  Good work !
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #8 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:34am
 
Nice work - why did you date it 98?
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #9 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:41am
 
Simon Barnard wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:34am:
Nice work - why did you date it 98?

I often bring pieces I turn into work to show my coworkers. A few weeks ago my boss asked if he could pay me to make a bowl for an anniversary gift for his wife. The date is their wedding day.
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Re: Oak Bowl - Dorothy Carnes Park, WI
Reply #10 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 10:23am
 
Alistair Hancox wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:41am:
Simon Barnard wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:34am:
Nice work - why did you date it 98?

I often bring pieces I turn into work to show my coworkers. A few weeks ago my boss asked if he could pay me to make a bowl for an anniversary gift for his wife. The date is their wedding day.


Ah, makes sense now.  Thoughts I was in a time warp!

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