Wood Turned Brick Bowl

I finished up a maple bowl I started 3 years ago. It had a few defects in it where a knot ran through it. I cut out those areas with the CNC router. I made pieces to infill those areas from walnut and maple in the form of a brick pattern. The idea was to have the bowl look like a plastered brick bowl with the plaster is coming off in a few places.

Some of the tools used in this project
Cantilever Clamps: http://amzn.to/1TJmAFx
KANT TWIST Quick Acting Fixture Clamp: http://amzn.to/1TJn2DP
DEWALT DW618 2-1/4 HP Router: http://amzn.to/1TJmFcr
Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj7bGj
Milwaukee 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/1WF6QKk
Milwaukee 18-volt Compact Drill: http://amzn.to/1sj855F
FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle: http://amzn.to/1TJn0vq
3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff: http://amzn.to/1sj80iw
Oneway Stronghold chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViyjO
Mega Jumbo Jaws for Oneway Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1VViznN
Oneway 3222 #4 Profiled Jaws for Stronghold Chuck: http://amzn.to/1TBI07C
wood turning tools: http://carterandsontoolworks.com/

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31 ответов на “Wood Turned Brick Bowl”

  1. I've seen other wood workers who use CNC machines, use 3M spray adhesive on the bottom of their boards/cutting material. You wouldn't need much, just enough to keep it in place while finishing the cut, then just pry it off and you're good. It's just a thought… Otherwise, I love your work (the video production quality as well).

  2. If you every try this again you could add a ring of brick to the top of the bowl to bring the whole thing together. If enough brick segments were used and they were a little bit smaller, then the exposed pattern would be almost completely identical instead of some bricks being bigger than the others. Great video!

  3. I really appreciate the elements of architecture you bring into the shop. Even if they are not ideal design ideas they do draw. Your eye to the piece with a pleasing bit of "folly" without being critical. Delightful. I hope to see more of the architect in you come to your work.

  4. The thumbnail image for the video read for me as 1) a finer/smaller brick pattern and 2) read as either metallic gold (brass?) or a very warm translucent material letting through backlighting, and while I'm not wild about the brick pattern in general in this use, it was more pleasing than how the bowl read seeing it "clearly" and with more context.

    Nonetheless, it was very cool to see how a CNC router can be used to "splice" two irregular forms together. Along those lines, this won't be the last bowl you turn with cracks and similar irregularities you'll want to patch. The CNC system opens up the potential for much more irregular/"organic" infill patterns….

  5. I'm trying to figure out why you think the bricks don't seem quite right. Maybe the bricks themselves are too big, so for example instead of that small piece showing just 6 brick pieces, if it were 12 pieces, maybe it would seem more realistic by making the wall seem much bigger?

    Also wondering if there is any way you could have made the brick pieces stay in their holes e.g. with just a touch of glue in a couple of spots, enough to hold them while you turn them, but then you could break them free and inset them by a millimeter or so and then glue them properly in, and then re-turn the inside. So that it seems like a layer of stucco has broken off and this is what's under.

  6. It looks amazing. I can see what you mean and I wonder if it is because there is no 'mortar' around the brick pieces where it meets the wood? Might be food for thought, along with the other folks' suggestions of making the 'bricks' smaller 🙂

  7. I love and envy your CNC capabilities and the size of your shop in general. In a good way of course. As for the brick pattern and thought of pattern that might have worked I was thinking was like the cracks that develop in plaster and example would have been like pictures of the Sistine Chapel walls and with that CNC machine that would have been a piece of cake. Ha ha. I like your work and your thought process.

  8. To me this another stunning piece from yourself, but seeing this being done I imagined another possibility: why not leave the brick patterned piece a bit proud of the rest of the bowl and then carve it into a relief. It would probably still leave the problem of the mortar lines not following the curve of the bowl, but that could be tweaked a bit by the way you carve the relief. Cheers!

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