Borouz Woodworking

September 13, 2015

Cleaning Cast Iron Surfaces

Cleaning Cast Iron Surfaces

It seems like in the winter, no matter how often I clean and lubricate my cast iron tables on the various tools, I still manage to get some rust spots.  Maybe it's condensation.  Maybe I left a piece of damp wood on it.  Who knows?  I do know that those spots can be hard to get rid of.

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Categories: Shop Tips

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Roughing a Bowl

Roughing a Bowl

In part one of this series, I used the Wood-Mizer to cut an oak crotch log down to two flitches measuring 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" thick.  Now it was time to start turning.

I took the 3 1/2" flitch and laid out a 12 inch circle.  The main trunk had split down about 6 inches, so I had to move the layout circle down that far.  The crotch section has some very beautiful grain swirls; when I cut the other piece, I am going to be sure to get as much of the grain as possible.  I will have to make a smaller bowl, but it will be worth it, I am sure.

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Categories: Wood Turning

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Finishing the Bowl

Finishing the Bowl

Part one of this series showed me cutting some large oak crotches to eventually be used for bowl blanks.

Part two showed the roughing out of the first bowl from these flitches.

In this part, I finally finish the bowl.

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Categories: Wood Turning