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The bowl that nearly took my head off. This is the trouble you go to just to realise a design thats been bugging you for a long time. Trouble started when I mounted this chunk of triangles onto the lathe to turn out the inside. First up, it wasn’t bound together strongly enough – (I had to take it apart after turning to finish shaping the feet on the bandsaw;) and second I couldn’t slow the lathe down enough. Which was the reason why after a few turns the centrifugal force blew off the ends which flew around the shop a bit before stopping. Fortunately no-one was in the way. You’d have thought that I would learn, it happened a second time too ,but I got there in the end third time around. 12″ x 12″ x 9″ maple and beech, black french polish.
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I hope other readers will click over to your website for the extensive galleries and much more. I can't say I liked every piece at first view, but I'm sure the fault is in me. But I did admire every one. Such a show of vibrant aesthetic imagination, technical virtuosity and profound skill is rare. Wonderful work.
Rather than use a lathe, a friend used a router she swung from a joist above her bench.Swinging it to and fro and rotating the work on a pin underneath. Worked well if a little slow.....
Nice work Nick,
I really like your design, it's very eye catching. I don't have a lathe but, I think I am might try to make something similar using a tablesaw, some jigs, and a friends CNC router.
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