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While there are likely fancier ways to do do this, I stand the shaft square in the drill press vise ensuring that it is as vertical in all directions as I can get it.
This is simply mounted between centers, ensuring that the hole for the cord is centered in the lamp shaft. I stopped the hole before it came out the bottom but there is no particular reason to do so and it may be easier to wire the lamp if the hole is completely through. The garden dibber is an ancient tool used for planting seeds, tubers, bulbs, bare root stock and bulbs.
Rough point the shaft and separate the handle and shaft with a decorative line or a bead or two.
Turning at about 1200 rpm, the shape is roughed and the bottom flattened to receive a glue block. While the glue gun heats the nub at the bottom of the piece is chiseled off and the glue block prepared on a face plate. Here it is again with that coat of tung oil, as well as with two of it friends, one in oak and the other in maple. The difficulty in turning a natural edged bowl is mostly in convincing yourself that you can do it. I first mount the blank between centers and arrange it so that the top edges of the bowl are in the same plane. As the cuts define the bottom the contrast between heart and sap wood becomes more and more obvious.
I cut a piece of yellow birch to rough out a typical natural edged bowl and found it to be wonderfully spalted.


First I mount it between centers and flatten the end with all the cracks to receive a face plate. The wood is fastened to the face plate with 1" long #14 self tapping sheet metal screws and remounted to the lathe. First I turn the wood down from the face plate to get past the cracks and to get past the screws for the anticipation of later parting from the lathe. He started turning in 1990 at the age of sixteen producing thousands of bowls and platters each year. I like to leave a sort of cup at the top in the manner of a candle stick as this style of lamp mimics the form.
It is a measured, pointed stick which is pushed into the ground to the required depth, swirled if necessary to make a larger hole for whatever is being planted, and removed.
I like using the skew in times like this because I intend to use it later and because it is a great time to practice the skew and simply get used to it on cuts that really do not matter.
They are not really winged or natural edged bowls because there is not enough "bowl" in the center. It is roughly perpendicular to the lathe bed and close to centered on the diameter of the log.
Here I have placed it on my Record bowl lathe because I like to work with face plate shapes on it. To part from a hot glue block, just part in with a standard parting tool to about an inch or a bit less in diameter, stop the lathe, and gently pry the piece away. While it looks oval it is really a round bowl, turnd in the same manner as a regular bowl except that the blank is oriented at 180° to a regular blank. Here is a fairly dry piece of cherry, complete with a radial split along which I plan to cut, leaving me with two half logs to choose from for bowls.
This goes against the grain of the wood but has a better chance of keeping the bark on as the cuts push the bark towards the wood. Although the spwood here is only a little less than an inch thick, the long sloping cuts make it seem like two or three inches.


During the process of preparing for the bowl I cut a slice off the end of the log to get past any cracks. Glenn has become a popular demonstrator and teacher in Ireland, England, Europe and the USA and has released two highly successful DVDs on the techniques of turning.? Glenn has a reputation for efficiency and having an in depth knowledge of the tools of the trade. Remember that this will be upright and do not make the piece of wood symetrical from the center. It will make a difference to the like of the lamp and a firm fit makes the assembly and gluing easier. The seed or transplant is put in the hole and it is covered over or, in the case of the larger items, the dibber is shoved into the ground beside the hole and rocked back and forth to push the dirt against the item and to leave a water collecting hole that gradually closes over due to erosion from rains or irrigation. The reason for turning is to turn the wing shape and "angel wing" sells better for me than just "wing." This would be considered an intermediate project, I think, but if you have turned a bowl that is really all this is, a bowl with a lot of air instead of wood in the sides. It may be a bit excessive given the porous nature of the oak, but it only takes a minute or two for each grit after 120, and I like the look.
I addition, a large part of time you end up turning air so there is a feeling of hitting the edge of the bowl twice in every revolution. Much of the time we are turning air and it is difficult to see how close we are to the edge of the bowl without stopping the lathe. It will have to be a fairly shallow, endgrain bowl and I am going to turn it natural edged for the appearance. The washer not only prevents the tail stock from digging too far into the piece, it is also selected to be the inside diameter of the face plate. On the other hand it is good to stop the lathe from time to time and move the tool rest closer to the work. Once the wood is off the lathe the face plate automatically centers on the wood for attachment.




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