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Turning a Segmented Yarn Bowl

Turning a Segmented Yarn Bowl

The yarn bowl is turned from Beetle Kill Pine and finished with a spray lacquer finish

Main Tools used in this video

Incra Miter Saw and the Jet Mini lathe 

8″ hose clamps

A Recount of the video

As with most every project I started out milling and squaring up the wood. I then moved to my Incra Miter Gauge to cut the wedges for the rings. I did a 12-segmented ring for these bowls. Once I got the rings glued up, I used some adjustable pipe clamps to clamp the rings while they dried. Then using the tail stock of the lathe to apply pressure I glued each ring together judging by eye the offset on the rings.
Obviously turned it round to the shape I wanted. To cut the curly q for the yarn to come through, I made a jig from plywood and clamped it in place with wedges and the tail stock while I routed it. To prevent the bowl from turning on the lathe I used the indexing stops to lock the lathe in place preventing it from turning.
I sanded it before I cut the curly q as it would be easier while it was spinning on the lathe. I then did some touch up sanding around the curly q and parted it off, cleaned up the bottom and took it into the finishing room to spray with a gloss lacquer.

I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.