donut on a plate - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
phinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Posts: 3,248
View phinds's Photo Album My Photos
donut on a plate

After 500+ bowls, I sometimes get bored with the dozen or so shapes that I use for most of my bowls and just for kicks try something new. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes not. This one was an attempt, reasonably successful, to do one that would have the cross section of a donut on a plate. Like almost all of my bowls, it's a pedestal bowl, so it's really a donut on a plate on a pedestal.

Ya gotta love that piece of staghorn sumac and the symmetry of the sycamore ray flakes is also nice.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	403
Size:	29.7 KB
ID:	21267  

Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	418
Size:	31.5 KB
ID:	21268  

Attached Images
  

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
phinds is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 09:54 AM
Senior Member
 
tcleve4911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vermont & Maine
Posts: 1,967
View tcleve4911's Photo Album My Photos
beautiful....thanks for sharing

I'm such a noobe..........I've turned 1 bowl
I'm getting some more stuff so I can turn more.

My first was very crude and didn't have the right tools

But I'm learning and always inspired by you guys.....

Again...............

Learning more about tools everyday
tcleve4911 is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 10:43 AM
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,847
View rrbrown's Photo Album My Photos
Pretty cool design Phinds. I like all the random woods, are was it planed? Nice work.
rrbrown is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 10:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: I went back to my private Idaho
Posts: 2,321
View Brink's Photo Album My Photos
Great look! The grains are mesmerizing. Hate to put anything in it and cover up the wood.
Brink is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
phinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Posts: 3,248
View phinds's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrbrown View Post
Pretty cool design Phinds. I like all the random woods, are was it planed? Nice work.
Well, planned is pretty strong. The general CONCEPT was planned, and the wood selection, done one piece at a time, was done for contrast and complimentarity both, but the end product is as much random as planned. You can see more what I mean if you check out the bowl site linked to in the site listed in my signature.

Paul

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
phinds is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 03:24 PM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,062
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos
You do some incredible work. That bowl is a wowie. Makes me want to give it a try on my cheapo import lathe.








.
cabinetman is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
phinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Posts: 3,248
View phinds's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, Cman ... just FYI, I've turned all of my bowls on a bottom of the line HF lathe. Since I don't use any heavy or irregular-shape-to-start-with type chunks of wood the way some turners have to contend with, using a low-end lathe is not really a problem.

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
phinds is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 10:10 PM
Senior Member
 
jack warner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: california
Posts: 1,306
View jack warner's Photo Album My Photos
how long does it take to glue up a block like that? is it done in seperate layers?
nice work.
jack warner is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 10:13 PM
Senior Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 4,982
View firehawkmph's Photo Album My Photos
Looks cool Phinds.
Put a glass ashtray in the center and sell it to the cigar shops. Looks like a perfect ashtray.
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is online now  
post #10 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 10:21 PM
Senior Member
 
FiveOneSix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 376
View FiveOneSix's Photo Album My Photos
mucho bueno...

would love to see a tutorial of you making one of these from start to finish! looks amazing! i'm a color loving guy so the contrasting woods wows me! like ive mentioned before...the guitar im working on is 3 contrasting woods! love it!!!

-Jason
(FiveOneSix)
Long Island, N.Y.
FiveOneSix is offline  
post #11 of 18 Old 02-20-2011, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
phinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Posts: 3,248
View phinds's Photo Album My Photos
There's a discussion on the main page of my bowl site about "how do you DO that".

It can take hours to build up the blank although some of the smaller simpler ones probably only take 1 to 2. Unlike "normal" segmented turning, you can only do one cut/sand/glue at a time and the time I sit there looking at a partial blank and deciding what piece of wood to put on next ranges from next to nothing a minute or more, which adds up on the bowls that have dozens of pieces.

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
phinds is offline  
post #12 of 18 Old 02-21-2011, 04:35 AM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,062
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinds View Post
Thanks, Cman ... just FYI, I've turned all of my bowls on a bottom of the line HF lathe. Since I don't use any heavy or irregular-shape-to-start-with type chunks of wood the way some turners have to contend with, using a low-end lathe is not really a problem.
"Bottom of the line" could be a good description of my lathe. It's one of those 14" swing, 40" imports. I really couldn't turn it down for $65 and it was new and a floor model. It was cheap, and it only came with a spur bit. I've checked the threads and they are some weird metric size, not like a 3/4-16.

I never had a need for a lathe until I got a client that wanted me to restore one of those old Singer sewing machine cabinets that had the flip tops with the machine attached. It had four tiny drawers, with tiny knobs, and two were missing. I searched everywhere, and couldn't get an exact replacement.

Well, this lathe came along, and I said..."I'll give it a shot". Of course then I would need turning tools, so my next flea market jaunt I picked up a cheap set. Actually turning them was easier than I thought. My mentor was a short TV show where some guy did some turning. Since then I've only needed a spur, for doing stuff like newels, and balusters, and chair spindles.

I should hike down to Woodcraft with my spur bit and see what can be fitted to those threads. Maybe I can get some fancy face plates so I can give bowls a shot.







.
cabinetman is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 02-21-2011, 11:07 AM
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,847
View rrbrown's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinds View Post
Well, planned is pretty strong. The general CONCEPT was planned, and the wood selection, done one piece at a time, was done for contrast and complimentarity both, but the end product is as much random as planned. You can see more what I mean if you check out the bowl site linked to in the site listed in my signature.

Paul
Well maybe I should clarify what I meant. I generally like balance in shape and pattern. If I was to try my hand at that which I plan on it would look more like the ones that Itchy makes. I can't think of the words I'm looking for (drawing a blank) but yours seems to have a unbalanced pattern. The colors contrast nicely but they are not equally the same from side to side. I like both but I would have a hard time laying out the different woods in such a way.


I hope I didn't confuse you with my clarification.
rrbrown is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 02-21-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
phinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Posts: 3,248
View phinds's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrbrown View Post
Well maybe I should clarify what I meant. I generally like balance in shape and pattern. If I was to try my hand at that which I plan on it would look more like the ones that Itchy makes. I can't think of the words I'm looking for (drawing a blank) but yours seems to have a unbalanced pattern. The colors contrast nicely but they are not equally the same from side to side. I like both but I would have a hard time laying out the different woods in such a way.


I hope I didn't confuse you with my clarification.
If you poke around my site you'll find that many of my early bowl discussions specifically comment on my dislike of symmetry (the term I think you are looking for) while many of my more recent works have much more symmetry since I have come to either like it more or dislike it less depending on the day of the week.

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
phinds is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 02-21-2011, 12:10 PM
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,847
View rrbrown's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinds View Post
If you poke around my site you'll find that many of my early bowl discussions specifically comment on my dislike of symmetry (the term I think you are looking for) while many of my more recent works have much more symmetry since I have come to either like it more or dislike it less depending on the day of the week.
Yeah that was it.

Thanks
rrbrown is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 02-21-2011, 07:41 PM
HALL OF FAMER
 
Kenbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,208
View Kenbo's Photo Album My Photos
this is awesome Paul. Love the laminations and love the design. The title of the thread got my attention too. Great work as always.
Ken

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
Kenbo is online now  
post #17 of 18 Old 02-21-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
phinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central New York
Posts: 3,248
View phinds's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, Ken.

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
phinds is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 02-24-2011, 01:17 PM
sawdust manufacturer
 
txpaulie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 581
View txpaulie's Photo Album My Photos
Beautiful piece!
You've made me search out this "staghorn sumac"...
You should be ashamed!
p

...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?
txpaulie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clamp plate nelsha General Woodworking Discussion 4 01-19-2011 06:59 PM
plate for rigid TS TWOXSIX General Woodworking Discussion 8 04-28-2010 12:32 PM
Zero Clearance plate ACP Shop Safety 14 01-29-2010 11:47 AM
I made a donut chuck and an oval bowl slatron25 Woodturning 3 02-10-2009 11:41 PM
Circular Saw Off-set plate niki Power Tools & Machinery 0 02-08-2008 01:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome