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chuck1
30th Oct 2014, 02:01 PM
I was flicking through a book the purpose of the object and was taken by a bowl I saw.
I started with a blank of silky oak and turned between centres the outside shape
I then split turning on bandsaw and sanded flat
I then mounted a 90 by 90 in the chuck and roughly hollowed out to fit back of bowl, also bandsaw for the wing bits
then some hotmelt glue to hold it mandrel and hollowed bowl and sand
the finished bowl is 140 by 80 and 40mm thick
the next one will be bigger and I might use the o'le paper split turning to get a true half.
in the book the inside of bowl was carved. And by Stephen Hogbin

it was a fun 2 hrs and lots of room for improving the shape and wall thickness
thanks for looking any C & C welcome

Bluegum
30th Oct 2014, 04:07 PM
Hey Chuck, I can only say one thing mate. I like it. :U Looks great.

tea lady
30th Oct 2014, 06:06 PM
Hmm. Start of something interesting. :U

mick59wests
30th Oct 2014, 09:22 PM
2 hours! Looks like a 2 week job (even if I could make it) for me

cheers

Mick

PS: It is a beauty

burraboy
31st Oct 2014, 05:33 AM
C and C you say? I would approach it differently myself. Hollow the hole first; I'd use a backplate and screw the piece onto it so the holes are removed later, you could possibly add some sacrificial pieces if the balance on the backplate was a worry. Then do your paper/glue up with another sacrificial piece and finish off the outside shape between centres.

chuck1
31st Oct 2014, 08:03 AM
C and C you say? I would approach it differently myself. Hollow the hole first; I'd use a backplate and screw the piece onto it so the holes are removed later, you could possibly add some sacrificial pieces if the balance on the backplate was a worry. Then do your paper/glue up with another sacrificial piece and finish off the outside shape between centres.

Oooooo then it could be made into a box! Great idea BB, ;)

BamBam53
31st Oct 2014, 09:05 PM
Nice work Chuck.

A few months back I was at work, having morning tea with the hospital chaplin. The conversation got onto hobbies and I said I did some wood turning. Graham the chaplin said that's a coincidence, I have a cousin in Canada who does some woodturning. It turns out his cousin is Stephen Hogbin.

Even though his book was published thirty four years back it still a lot of good ideas.

Michael

chuck1
1st Nov 2014, 08:22 AM
Nice work Chuck.

A few months back I was at work, having morning tea with the hospital chaplin. The conversation got onto hobbies and I said I did some wood turning. Graham the chaplin said that's a coincidence, I have a cousin in Canada who does some woodturning. It turns out his cousin is Stephen Hogbin.

Even though his book was published thirty four years back it still a lot of good ideas.

Michael

what a small world, did Mr hogbin have a workshop near Canberra? I recall visiting a workshop and meeting the Turner.In the book most of the turnings are Australian Timber.

BamBam53
1st Nov 2014, 09:06 PM
It looks like Stephen Hogbin spent a bit of time in Australia. I have a book, The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls, on the Jacobson Collection that was published in 1985. It has him living in Ontario Canada but also mentions a film on Stephen Hogbin make by rhe Australian Crafts Council in 1976.

I like his big lathe made from a truck rear axle.

Michael

Rod Gilbert
4th Nov 2014, 08:16 AM
I believe he spent some time here in Australia as artist in residence but can't remember where.
Regards Rod.

Mobyturns
7th Nov 2014, 11:41 PM
what a small world, did Mr hogbin have a workshop near Canberra? I recall visiting a workshop and meeting the Turner.In the book most of the turnings are Australian Timber.

If you have the book it has the story in the acknowledgements by Hogbin & the foreword by Vic Wood.

Christos
8th Nov 2014, 07:54 AM
An interesting piece. I am having to think about this a little as I am not quite getting the process.

chuck1
8th Nov 2014, 08:24 AM
[QUOTE=Christos;1820081]An interesting piece. I am having to think about this a little as I am not quite getting the process.[

It was turned between centres for outside shape,then split long ways on the bandsaw.
mandrel isn't the right word, it's more of a jam/ friction chuck with hot melt to hold it to turn bowl out
does that help christos?

chuck1
8th Nov 2014, 08:29 AM
If you have the book it has the story in the acknowledgements by Hogbin & the foreword by Vic Wood.

I'm abit lazy when it comes to reading Mobyturns, my wife often asks if I read instructions and now knows no is the answer.

Mobyturns
8th Nov 2014, 09:15 AM
I'm abit lazy when it comes to reading Mobyturns, my wife often asks if I read instructions and now knows no is the answer.

At Vic Wood's invitation Stephen Hogbin came to Australia and to Melbourne State College in 1975 for one year as a craftsman (artist) in residence. Hogbin's charter was to stimulate wood turning "exploring & extending the function of the lathe." That he did very well by producing his now signature walking bowls and his reassembled bowls, though Hogbin states "the main thrust and development of my work occurred in Canada."

Yours is similar to one of his pictured on p25 in "Woodturning - The Purpose of the Object." It is interesting to see that you have apparently chosen a different path to produce your version of the bowl - Hogbin's was parted in two then reassembled rim to rim - yours appears one contiguous piece turned on two axes? Many paths to a similar result :U. Hogbin's method does not limit the variety of shapes to be obtained whereas turning on two axes limits creativity. Many of Hogbin's reassembled bowls are fully turned. Very nice work on your version plus the knot adds quite a bit of interesting character to the bowl.