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Nut bowl using Fluting tool

Postby mcsteve » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:05 pm

Created this as a way to test how to create a bowl with the Fluting tool. I plan to keep working on how to get this accomplished with various shapes and sizes but I think it was a decent start.

I used a log segment from a Locust tree we cut down last year. It was a small 6.6 x 6.5 x 1.75 piece but the bit depth is limited so I don't think I would want to go much deeper. I set the segment area to 5.75" and created 60 segments to ensure I had a significant amount of crossover in the passes. As well, I stepped the bit up to a .5" ball nose on a .5" shaft as I wanted to ensure the stability of the bit. This also provided a slightly larger flat on the bit because of it's manufacturing design. I'm not sure why but my .5" ball nose bits on .25" shafts are more round and have a smaller flat (if any). The whole process took about 40 minutes to run but I think it turned out fair. The cross over lines were pretty easy to eliminate with an 80 grit sponge and then finished with a 180 and 220. It was sealed with a butcher block sealer as I think it will be used as a nut dish.

Steve
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Starting workpiece
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Fluting in action
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Finished piece with a butcher block finish applied.
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Re: Nut bowl using Fluting tool

Postby Bob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:16 pm

mcsteve,
I really like the way you're headed with this idea. I like your project. Here is some monkey business I played with: http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php? ... t=bob+bowl
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Re: Nut bowl using Fluting tool

Postby meflick » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 am

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Nut bowl using Fluting tool

Postby WNC_Ed » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 am

Very cool.
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Re: Nut bowl using Fluting tool

Postby mcsteve » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks for linking the thread Bob. That is a great bit of information that will help me look at new ways to do this. I'm finally working on getting some real projects done with this system and the knowledge from this group is helping a lot.

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