Tom is spending the day with me on the Sunday after Yandles show next month and i promised they would be done by then
Because I am very busy with orders and other commitments at the moment i have decided on an easy option.
I have picked up some Pine block board from B & Q because although it is a bit expensive it is very high quality and well finished.
This means all I have to do is cut it up glue it and cut it to a round without having to sand it.
The piece I bought is ten feet by twelve inches just enough to make two eleven inch blanks.
This is a very easy option if you want to make a couple of segmented blanks as all you need is a hand saw and some clamps.
To make the blanks you need to crosscut as many pieces as you need for the end grain slices then rip some to cut the long grain cut to the same length.
As i am doing these for somebody else i thought i would use my table saw as it gives a better cut.
I cannot remember the last time i used the table saw it is only normally used for joinery work.
A lot of my machinery is on wheels to enable me to move them around easily and take up less space.
For this exercise there is no need to check but it is a good habit to get into.
Glued and clamped ready for drying.
Here we have the first blank ready for turning.
This is what toms bowl will hopefully look like when it is turned.