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Old 06-28-2014, 02:35 AM   #1
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Hi gang,

Just wanted to show you my first bowl I just finished today and a mug I made a month or two ago. The bowl is cedar and pine, the mug is a little fir, redwood, plywood and a bit of pine for good measure. The bowl has a few small flaws - some saw lines where I cut through the rings instead of using a drill as I can only use pinned blades and one of the rings moved a little when gluing. I finished the bowl with about 5 coats of spray shellac and the mug is finished with spar urethane (before I shellac). I can live with the flaws since my wife is super happy with the result.

Cheers & thanks for all the support. Looking forward to the next ones...

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Old 06-28-2014, 04:18 AM   #2
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Todd those look great. It is extremely difficult to get swagged rings to align 100%. Your bowl looks great. The mug looks great as well. As for using pinned blades, ok there are limitations on starting hole size however I think you are like the rest of us and tend to be over critical on analysing your work. Great job and thanks for sharing these with us.

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They both look really good. Anyway, those aren't saw lines; they're "segmentations." Just spin it right and no one knows the difference. (Works in politics too.)

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Very nicely done!
Nice sanding and finish, as well.
With your pinned blades, if you carefully cut in right on a glue line, would it even show when completed?
I can surely see why your wife is happy ..... keep it going ...
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If that is only your first bowl attempt, then I think you have a bright bowl-making future ahead of you. Great work!
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I have never thought of sawing through the rings at an angle and then later gluing them up. I use the pinless blades and get pretty good results but I have seen them sawing through a ring on a basket and it turned out excellent and there was no sign of any flaws on the basket. It was a video I saw some where. Great job on all of the projects. That bowl is great! Fay
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Everything looks good. I first started using a saw with pinned blades and would grind down the pins so they would just catch on the holder. Doing that allowed me to drill a much smaller hole to do the inside cuts.
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Both projects look great, Todd, both in cutting and in finishing. No one would guess it was your first bowl!

Ron, I'm trying to visualize your suggestion, and offhand, I think it might work if the glue line were on a radial strip. Strips that are tangential curve, while the cut seems to stay straight. Some trial and error would answer that question--might be fun to play with.
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Ron, I'm trying to visualize your suggestion, and offhand, I think it might work if the glue line were on a radial strip. Strips that are tangential curve, while the cut seems to stay straight. Some trial and error would answer that question--might be fun to play with.
Carole ....thank you ..... you are so correct .... I guess I was visualizing a blade only in a vertical orientation, not "angled' to the desired cut angle. I guess I am so into cutting segments rather than complete rings that I'm losing touch. LOL
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Great job on your first bowl. Sure looks good.
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