Economy Bowl from light and dark blank
Phil began his demo by attaching the disc that he had previously made of alternate dark and light 1 inch square strips to a backing disc with heavy duty double-sided carpet tape. The sanded strips had been glued with PVA and clamped together.
With a home-made jig he then made 3 cuts at 55 degrees to produce 4 rings
The rings were then sanded and checked for flatness before gluing them together. The resultant ‘bowl’ was then glued to a sacrificial block ready for turning. A further support was added at the tailstock.
Phil then began to turn the bowl with a bowl gouge – inside first – using only push cuts. The centre was finished off with a BCT hollowing tool before switching back to the bowl gouge to complete the outside.
The finished item.
A big thanks to Phil for an interesting and informative evening!