Brushmakers Forum- calling all Turners

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. alesmv

    alesmv New Member

  2. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    There was some talk on here about making bowls, and whether you need a chuck or not.
    Here is a pic of what will be a lidded shaving bowl. There is a plywood blank glued to the lid. A faceplate can then be screwed into it without damaging the finished product:
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    If you are using a chuck, you can turn a rim on the bottom for the chuck jaws to sit inside of:
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    The outside of the ridge doubles as the snug fit for the main part of the bowl:
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    I am making a few more bowls (and a brush) this week, and will take more pictures of the actual turning.

    The lather bowl below was done with a chuck. But you don’t need to. Screw the faceplate into a blank on the bottom, and turn the bowl. When you are done, cut the plywood blank off and finish as you want.
    I put ‘buttons’ on my lather bowl as agitators for lather. On one bowl I did use ridges as well. The buttons are kind of my thing. No two bowls have the same button pattern:
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    I laminated Walnut and Maple, partly for the look, but partly as I wanted a deeper bowl and didn’t have any lumber thicker than 2”.
     
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  3. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work, Sir. I really enjoy seeing the work of other turners.

    I realize that you don't have to have a chuck, but it certainly makes it far easier, at least in my opinion. That said, I have seen some amazing work done in the same manner as you described.

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  4. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    By the way, my wife is quite impressed with your bowl with the lid.

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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Very cool, Jason.
     
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  6. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    Yes Jason I also drill off the lathe . My girlfriends Dad made a jig for this . I also like the end to end way. Lets me do 2 brushes at once . I'll shrink some pics and post later .
     
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  7. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I’d love to see your turnings!
     
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  8. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    As a newbie to brush turning, I think this thread is an excellent idea as I am on a learning curve and would love to expand my knowledge. I find turning brush handles to be quite a stress relieving experience and I think I'm hooked already.
     
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  9. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I will try to find a few pictures. I don't do anything fancy, although I did make some lided shave soap bowls for two of my kids.

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  10. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I'm in awe . Beautiful work Jason
     
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  11. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Here are the most recent bowls and figures. I hope to get back at it, but had this crazy idea to go back to school, killing a lot of my free time. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. wristwatchb

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  13. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Patrick,
    My own turning journey is a different one. I bought a lathe, tools and accessories 20 years ago or so. Had a good friend who was a high school woodwork teacher who got me hooked on lots of woodworking, including turning. I made bowls, legs for furniture, pens, other small turnings and basically had a good hobby to enjoy. Got married, had two kids, moved twice and the lathe gathered dust. I started wetshaving about 2 1/2 years ago. Saw some amazing wooden brushes and thought ‘I think I can do that’. Turned the cold room downstairs (has an outside entrance for ventilation) into a small lathe room, got the lathe, saws and grinder up for the first time in 15 years and started turning. Brushes and then bowls. Like you, I have found it to be a stress relieving experience...and yes, like you I am hooked.
     
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  14. wristwatchb

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    Beautiful work, Jason! The Walnut and Maple look really classy together.
     
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  15. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Wow, you are doing some very nice, large vessel work. Awesome stuff! Love some of your spalted woods as well. Did you harvest them yourself?
    Any brushes yet?
     
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  16. wristwatchb

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    Gorgeous, Chris! :happy088:
     
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  17. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    That is really gratious of you. No brushes yet. I thought it would be a great idea to start another masters degree, which has killed my free time. I hope to try a few in the upcoming months.

    Most of the wood is from the back woods. The black walnut (my favorite) is from a coworkers yard. I refuse to spend much on wood, although I have spent a bit on exotic woods. All the spalted woods have come from the wood pile.

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  18. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I'll contribute some stuff when I get a little time. I've been in the shop quite a bit lately. I have a couple of requests from my daughter and niece right now.
     
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  19. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    I have to travel a good distance to do my turning since I'm using my girlfriends father's lathe . He liked the fact that I never used a lathe before hence no bad habits to start . I have 2 more started from oak for my next project. Should be fun.
     
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  20. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    By spalted do you mean like a burlwood? Ive heard of spalted maple before.
     

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