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Vaughn13/08/2009 10:41:37
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hi ralph
 
i really like this bowl! a question or two.
 
what thin wood did you use as spacers? did you cut it yourself? also, did you turn the bowl in stages, or did you glue it up in one go and then turn it?
 
very nice indeed.
regards
vaughn
Ralph Harvey13/08/2009 11:56:14
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Thanks Vaughn
 
The spacers are just veneer, each ring was glued up and faced then the 2 halves top and bottom were glued up and turned, then finally glued together and the joint turned inside and out,
 
I havnt done much of this recently, nearly took the top of my thumb off on the old circular saw last September due to a fault, so disposed of it and as yet not been able to replace it, One day ?
 
Shame because i enjoy this type of stuff.
 
Ralph
Dave Atkinson13/08/2009 13:21:56
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Hi Ralph
 
I admire your patience!  Very nice piece.
 
Cheers Dave 
Ralph Harvey13/08/2009 22:45:19
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Thanks Dave
 
I would really like to do some more, i will have to look for a cheap way to cut them out again. mind you my Dremel just went wrong so that will have to come first ?
 
Ralph
Alan T.14/08/2009 08:56:33
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Hello Ralph,
                      Just a stunning piece of design and turning.What are the timbers used please?
 Congratulations seems quite inadequate.   Alan  T.
Alan T.14/08/2009 19:07:59
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 Ralph, Could you use the bandsaw with custom made slides and preset angled fences to cut the segments. A bit safer too don't you think. Cheers   Alan T. 
Ralph Harvey14/08/2009 19:37:12
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Alan
 
You could use the bandsaw but the slightest bit of travel on the blade would show up in the cut so you would end ip sanding each piece individually
 
The bench saw is probably the best way to do it, trouble was mine had a broken cast mount which left the riving knife off centre so i had to take it off,
 
The knock on effect was the blade guarde was attatched to the riving knife so no guard either ?
 
The timbers are Black Walnut and Sycamore. with matching veneers.
 
Ralph
George Arnold14/08/2009 19:55:26
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Ralph
 
Another excellent job, but there are to many people loosing bits of fingers, it reminds us all to take care using our machinery,
 George
Ralph Harvey14/08/2009 20:02:46
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That it does George
 
That was last september and whilst i do still have all the thmb i still have no real feeling in the tip, a pain when you are used to using the thumb and forefinger to check wall thickness when turning.
 
Ralph
Vaughn14/08/2009 22:01:07
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thanks for the reply ralph.
 
i have not tried this type of glue up yet, as i don't have a reliable means of sawing wood at an angle. sorry to hear about your mishap!
 
regards
vaughn
Ralph Harvey14/08/2009 23:17:26
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Thanks Its not the first and i am sure it will not be the last time i have been bitten by one of my toys, but it was the worst.to date.
 
Ralph
Sparky15/08/2009 21:28:22
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Stunning bowl Ralph, look forward to seeing more in the future.
 
Well done mate
Marc
Ralph Harvey16/08/2009 17:04:08
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Thanks Marc
 
But i think it will be a little longer before  i can try this stuff again.
 
Been playing around with a new idea got it wrong 5 times so i have had a little break and gone on to something else again, if that makes sence.
 
Just got to pollish it and will post the pictures.
 
Ralph
Derek Lane17/08/2009 19:19:49
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Ralph
 
Another stunning piece will definitely have to have a go after seeing all the segmented turning on the site.
Keep those fingers safe
Sparky17/08/2009 20:41:02
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Love the new addition Ralph, cant understand how you c*cked it 5 times though, very unusual for you
 
Your going to need more room at the inn with all these new projects  
 
Marc

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