Tuesday, 11 July 2017

008 Bowl of Sunshine - Starring 'Stanley the Clamp' - Woodturning

The Art Deco style of the 1930's and 40's radio sets were the inspiration for this project. I wanted to practice the techniques of building segmented blanks and rings and this bowl was the ideal project. As you will see everything did not go according to plan but I got there in the end.

The background and main timber of the bowl is Beech. The sun and sunbeams are made from straight grained Limewood and the segmented rim is walnut.

For your interest I have included links to other video's and websites that I found useful for this project.

✦Segmented Turning Stock Size Calculator✦
There are many segment calculators on the internet but I love this one from Chas Jones from his 'Mainly Woodturning' website. The calculator is just one of the many aids available for the wood worker and turner and its well worth taking a look.

✦Rasmussen Ring Clamp✦
See Earl Rasmussen's video here describing and demonstrating the segment clamp he uses for gluing up his rings. You may find other video's of Earls interesting if you are into segmented and open segmented turning.

✦Lightweight Longworth Style Chuck✦
The Longworth Chuck was built following Stephen Ogle's excellent video tutorial. He makes two versions of the chuck. Mine is a smaller version and lightweight to be used primarily to surface and align segmented ring when gluing in place.

The inspiration to develop this method of aligning rings came from Tony Giroux's video entitled 'Segmented ring glue up jig' available here...

✦Other Projects✦
000 8x6 Workshop Intro & Tour ►https://youtu.be/dGtiL6pWmng
001 Decorated Oak Coin Bowl ►https://youtu.be/L7ir2YRJPgY
002 Billy's Ladder - Disability Build ►https://youtu.be/TLFqOJ7Llgg
003 Knutz - Rolling Pin Upcycle ►https://youtu.be/VMo9ZdrA1CI
004 The Practical Penguin ►https://youtu.be/ATkhx2kykaQ
005 Roof Mount Camera Rig ►https://youtu.be/wdY6xe6PMYo
006 Valentine Maker Challenge 2017 ► https://youtu.be/4dDwveJUhb0

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

8x6 Workshop Vlog 07-2017

Published on 5 Jul 2017
Home built dust extraction - Workshop cleaning - Olive wood - Tailstock uses. The first Vlog from the 8x6 workshop.

✦Dust Extractor Information✦
Though I don't have plans for my dust extractor I do list links to some of the most useful video's I found when building designing mine.

Silicone Gaskets
To make gaskets exactly the size and thickness you require is easy. NelsonStudios have a video to make large O rings using silicone sealant.

I custom made gaskets to seal the junctions between the extractor and Thien baffle and the baffle and the collection box. I build a mould in a similar fashion to the ring method and cast the gaskets for the collector box lid and access door right on the wood itself.

Thien Baffle
There are many baffle videos to look at but a neat and simple design which influenced my build was by Gary Lucas. I replaced the 2mm polycarbonate sheet with 2mm MDF which was plenty strong enough.

Shop Built
A very good down to earth Thien baffle build

My design would have been better if I could have made it just a couple of inches deeper but could not due to my limited space. However it does a good job and only some fine dust makes it through the unit which is caught in the cut down chip bag which acts as a filter. I was worried that the reduction in bag size may cause too much back pressure but it is livable with.I may, in a future project, duct the outlet pipe through the wall to the outside and do away with the bag altogether.

Extractor Unit
Mine came from Axminster Tools and is hobby rated 3/4hp. It's meant to service just one machine and would be underpowered to cope with a plumbed in ducting system but all i use it for is one machine. I just choose which machine I want by changing the coupling on the end! Most machine shop suppliers will carry a similar generic machine if you do not have an Axminster toy shop nearby.

Please do visit the channel of Annikas, you wont be dissapointed!

As mentioned in the Vlog I will be joining in with the sticker swap scene so if you want to do an exchange please contact me with the 'Send message' button on the 'About' page or though any of the social media messaging services below if you do not have a channel account.

✦Projects Video's✦
000 8x6 Workshop Intro & Tour ►https://youtu.be/dGtiL6pWmng
001 Decorated Oak Coin Bowl ►https://youtu.be/L7ir2YRJPgY
002 Billy's Ladder - Disability Build ►https://youtu.be/TLFqOJ7Llgg
003 Knutz - Rolling Pin Upcycle ►https://youtu.be/VMo9ZdrA1CI
004 The Practical Penguin ►https://youtu.be/ATkhx2kykaQ
005 Roof Mount Camera Rig https://youtu.be/wdY6xe6PMYo
006 2017 Valentine Challenge ►https://youtu.be/4dDwveJUhb0
008 Bowl of Sunshine ►https://youtu.be/OzcOHyUBGkI

✦8x6 Vlogs✦
007 Woodturners 10 Questions ► https://youtu.be/0g78hSwaU1w

✦60 Second Showcase Video's✦
Ringbox ► https://youtu.be/J_qEmoRa5s8

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