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  1. AndrewB

    Birch Bowls

    Aside from a few marks Id say this one came out okay for how thin it is.
  2. AndrewB

    Birch Bowls

    Fortunately I haven't done that as of yet. But speaking of funnels. That would actually be really fun to try is making a funnel lol. For it's intended purposed.
  3. AndrewB

    Birch Bowls

    That's what I've been trying to do how ever I just get a bit concerned about blow through.
  4. AndrewB

    Birch Bowls

    I'm not sure if this is the right way of doing things but the birch bowl that I started working on yesterday.... I started hollowing out today. I took the outside walls down all the way to about an 1/4th an inch or thinner. I still need to hollow out the bottom I've still got about an inch of material left to work with. I wont be taking it too much deeper because of the risk of blow through. Not sure if this was wise or I should have left a little more material in the long run or not. But hopefully this one will turn out nicely.
  5. Yea for a pack of 70 it worked out pretty good I'm contemplating on ordering a few more. They leave a decent plain finish as well after you run it through with the 800 grit.
  6. So I recently purchased some sanding discs from amazon. I'm a little odd about things like this buying something site unseen. How ever I recieved them this afternoon along with a couple of other tools I'll possibly do a review on after the fact. So this comes with 40 grit 80 grit 120 grit 240 grit 320 grit 600 grit and 800 grit disc sanding circles. I did use them and they honestly held up quite well. The higher up in grit I went I noticed the more material seemed to remove with ease. The 40 grit did quite well so on. They are listed at $10.99 on amazon market place. Aside from the delay that amazon has going on with covid. If you ordered 3 of these packs it would be well worth it in the long run. It is a pack of 70 to a total of 10 of each grit. 10 discs to me equal out to about 10 projects. I wouldn't necessarily give these a 5 out of 5 on amazon review. But for the price they are pretty damned good. I didn't take pictures of the sanding through all the grits. That would just take up far too much space. How ever I included two photos of the finish at 800 grit using the 5 inch disc sander. Not too bad of a finish at all. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BRR3JD6?ref=ppx_pt2_dt_b_prod_image
  7. That's a pain in the ................ to do re installing windows.... Why not just invest in a copy of windows 10 home premium..... Not a bad price for a windows 10 key https://www.g2a.com/microsoft-windows-10-home-microsoft-key-global-i10000083914003
  8. That's fortunate at least. My PC the drivers I have to download individually. I've got Windows 10 home pro I've got a radeon AMD graphics card LOL. The graphics card drivers can be a pain in some cases to update. But it goes quite fast at least.
  9. @lew sounds like it may be high time for a new laptop. .... Just picked up some birch wood I'll be cuttin that up and making a blank today. I'm thinking I'm going to be using my miter saw for the cuts since that is a bit more accurate than running it on a bandsaw for a straight cut. That's the game plan for today at least.
  10. Exactly why I don't really go anywhere anymore.
  11. This one turned out really nice. I'm happy with it just gotta let it dry and finish off the bottom and sand both of them and then all 6 bowls will be finished.
  12. That's the way I've been doing it @lew trimming it down just enough so I have something to do a bit of a concave shape at the bottom of the bowl with out blowing through the bottom. So I've just gotten into the habit of leaving extra material on the bottom specifically for those reasons. I think it should turn out alright. I just didn't want to mess up terribly because my money wasn't spent on these blanks it was someone elses money that was spent on these blanks. So I've got to be a little cautious with things.
  13. So this morning I've started on the second of the canary bowls. How ever I decided to try something new with the bottom. Not sure if it was a wise move. Not sure if it was even think able or I just wasted my time. I am not exactly sure how much room this will leave me for hollowing out the inside. But I guess we shall see. If you guys have any thoughts on this one I'm all ears. I'm just about finished with shaping the outside of the bowl.
  14. Well for me a blank runs about 18 bucks.. That's considerably cheap for blanks. In comparison to some blanks that can run as much as 200 dollars for a burl piece.
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