How to : Navajo Inspired Bowl

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Blog entry by BillGagnon posted 1971 days ago 788 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Start by sawing a” dark wood” wedge “45 degrees” with a 1/4” flat top, add alternating light and dark wood to both sides 1/8”.Next add the ””light wood”.Fig 1 .This should be cut on both ends to form long strips of light and dark so that it will be easier to saw later.Saw into 1/8”strips with a 1/8” blade, Fig 2.
Flip each over and reglue, make two,glue back to back to form the pattern, fig 3.Addanother light piece top and bottom then the redder wood next.Cut to lenght at 18 degrees to make circle of 10 pieces.add redder wood in between.

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#1 posted 1971 days ago

Very interesting. How did you figure it out?

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#2 posted 1970 days ago

That makes it look easier, but is still a lot of work. Good explanation.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#4 posted 1943 days ago

Tres bien se camion

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#5 posted 1943 days ago

Great looking design. Very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 1943 days ago

Thats pretty cool. Thanks for sharing

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