Rich Chackerian's Projects

Rich Chackerian
A photo of a computer desk. Dec 2009
A longtime turner, Rich Chackerian is showing his hand in other woodworking with a Seesaw.
A longtime turner, Rich Chackerian is showing his hand in other woodworking with a Seesaw.
June 2006.
Rich's game table.
Rich's game table. May 2006.


A tall turned decorated vase.
A tall turned decorated vase. Jan. 2006.
A turner, Rich made his first ever box. He complained till the very end of the project. Now he is very proud of this Concord Valley Oak project.
A turner, Rich made his first ever box. He complained till the very end of the project. Now he is very proud of this beautiful Concord Valley Oak project. Oct. 2005.

Feb. 2005 A couple of beautiful turnings that he added accents.
Oct. 2004 Rich's new found talents from a week of turning instruction at Arrowmount Fine Woodworking School. The vases and bowls are decorated with wood burning and acrylic colors.
Jan. 2004 A turned, carved and painted vase.
02 I made a natural edged bowl from a branch &elbow.& My intent was not conceptual, but was simply to discover and display the grain patterns of what was an unusually shaped piece of wood.

The process of turning the bowl was rather conventional. A rough turning blank was formed on my band saw. The turning blank was then mounted on my lathe between centers. The blank was rough turned and included a tenon which allowed the blank to be mounted on a scroll chuck. This allowed turning the inside of the bowl because the scroll chuck mounting allows one to remove the tail stock, thus removing the obstruction to the right end of the blank. I then turned the inside and outside of the bowl, but because of the complex grain pattern, the wood lacked strength in places. To combat this problem, I put a light coat of ca glue on the weak spots after I first coated the entire bowl with a water based clear acrylic. This is done to prevent dark spots from forming where the ca glue is applied. Several coats of Briwax were applied after sanding with 80, 120, 220, and 320 grit sandpaper.
01 A lidded box made from North Florida Hackberry.


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