|Tips: Keeping Bowl Rims Flat|
Keeping Bowl Rims Flat
A friend and member of St. Louis Woodturners, Gary Hinegardner, showed me some nice looking bowls he had turned from green wood. He told me that he had put the bowls upside down with weight on top to help keep the rim flat during the drying process with good success. I came up with a space-saving way to add pressure to, as well as stack, plates, and bowls during the drying process.
For this setup, I use ¼" (6 mm) all-thread rods and pine boards, 1" × 2" (2.5 cm × 5 cm). I drilled a hole in each end of each board so that the rods will slide through.
When finished turning, I place a bowl or plate upside down on the first set of two boards, then add two more boards, one for each side, and add a washer and nut. I tighten the nuts just enough to make the boards snug. I keep adding bowls and boards until I run out of rod length, and then start another stack.
9/4/2016 » 12/29/2016
Turning 30 - AAW Annual Member Exhibition - St. Paul, MN