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Thursday, July 5 — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Lynne,
    The cement bowls are fascinating and something I’d like to try.

    On Sean’s deep osage orange bowl it looks like he has ahose clamp around the base of the bowl. Why? It looks like it is mounted to a face plate, but why the hose clamp.

    I love the photos,,,thanks
    Pat

  2. Have you guys tried using vibration to get the air bubbles out of the cement? This is how it is done in construction, using a vibrating poker, but you might try setting the piece on the headstock of a vibrating lathe, or some other such piece of machinery. Be careful not to over do it, as the water will rise to the surface washing the cement out of the sand as it goes.

    Thanks for blogging the ITE!

  3. Pat,
    I checked with Sean about the attachment of the osage orange piece. For end grain work, he prefers triple attachment, because screws in end grain have little holding power: (1) screws through the face plate; (2) tape around the joint between the face plate and the piece, which has been trimmed at the tenon to the diameter of the face plate; and (3) a hose clamp around that joint. He says he has never lost a piece holding it in that fashion.

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