A Bowl From Recycled Chair Slats

Introduction: A Bowl From Recycled Chair Slats

About: I am a Marine Engineer in the RNZN (41 years done in various navies) and am looking forward to retirement!!! so I can do more messing about with tools

It's lockdown time again in NZ fortunately only for a week, but didn't have any time to buy in supplies for some projects so I have to use what I have around.
This bowl is made from slats rescued from a broken garden chair found in a skip

Supplies

Wooden slats
Wood glue
Sand paper
Olive oil
Tools
Band saw
Lathe

Step 1: Prepare the Blank

I had wood from an old garden chair
Possibly teak, more likely kwila but a nice tropical hardwood, too nice to go to landfill
So I sanded them and cut to size

Step 2: Glue Up the Blank

I left the rounded sides as I wanted voids in the bowl

Step 3: Cut the Blank and Screwed on Backplate

I used my band saw to cut the blank roughly to shape

Step 4: Turn the Outside

I turned the outside shape that I wanted and sanded smooth

Step 5: Turned the Inside, Cut Off From Backplate

Once I had turned and sanded the inside I cleaned out all the void areas with a small drill bit

Step 6: Turn Around in Lathe

I cut a sacrificial piece of plywood which I glue to the base with a piece of paper in between to make separation easier (I was told this about 50 years ago at school) means there are no screw holes in the wood
Then remounted it in the lathe

Step 7: Finish Coat

I haven't decided on a use yet so coated with a food safe oil (olive oil) to bring out the wood colours

Sculpt & Carve Challenge

Participated in the
Sculpt & Carve Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Colors of the Rainbow Contest

      Colors of the Rainbow Contest
    • Box Challenge

      Box Challenge
    • Arduino Contest

      Arduino Contest

    2 Comments

    0
    buck2217
    buck2217

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thanks