Tuesday, 11 July 2017

008 Bowl of Sunshine - Starring 'Stanley the Clamp' - Woodturning



The Art Deco style of the 1930's and 40's radio sets were the inspiration for this project. I wanted to practice the techniques of building segmented blanks and rings and this bowl was the ideal project. As you will see everything did not go according to plan but I got there in the end.

The background and main timber of the bowl is Beech. The sun and sunbeams are made from straight grained Limewood and the segmented rim is walnut.

For your interest I have included links to other video's and websites that I found useful for this project.

✦Segmented Turning Stock Size Calculator✦
There are many segment calculators on the internet but I love this one from Chas Jones from his 'Mainly Woodturning' website. The calculator is just one of the many aids available for the wood worker and turner and its well worth taking a look.
http://www.quest42.co.uk/woodwork/htm...

✦Rasmussen Ring Clamp✦
See Earl Rasmussen's video here describing and demonstrating the segment clamp he uses for gluing up his rings. You may find other video's of Earls interesting if you are into segmented and open segmented turning.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQIa...

✦Lightweight Longworth Style Chuck✦
The Longworth Chuck was built following Stephen Ogle's excellent video tutorial. He makes two versions of the chuck. Mine is a smaller version and lightweight to be used primarily to surface and align segmented ring when gluing in place.
https://youtu.be/h75MwuhM6X8

The inspiration to develop this method of aligning rings came from Tony Giroux's video entitled 'Segmented ring glue up jig' available here...
https://youtu.be/6je7AkApRf8


✦Other Projects✦
000 8x6 Workshop Intro & Tour ►https://youtu.be/dGtiL6pWmng
001 Decorated Oak Coin Bowl ►https://youtu.be/L7ir2YRJPgY
002 Billy's Ladder - Disability Build ►https://youtu.be/TLFqOJ7Llgg
003 Knutz - Rolling Pin Upcycle ►https://youtu.be/VMo9ZdrA1CI
004 The Practical Penguin ►https://youtu.be/ATkhx2kykaQ
005 Roof Mount Camera Rig ►https://youtu.be/wdY6xe6PMYo
006 Valentine Maker Challenge 2017 ► https://youtu.be/4dDwveJUhb0

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