Kevin got 4 bowls from a bowl blank!

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Blog entry by Steuss posted 01-02-2009 07:39 AM 1231 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kevin Jones of Florida sent me this picture of 4 nested bowls he made from one blank with my BowlSaw. He made them from Osage Orange. I’ve never been able to get more than 3 bowls from an 8” bowl blank—so I have to salute him. I challenge any of you out there to equal Kevin’s record. I’ll send you a BowlSaw free of charge if you will evaluate it for me and tell your woodturning friends.
kevin's bowls

-- Dick, Novato

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#1 posted 01-02-2009 08:26 AM

I hope you sell a million of these. Great idea, well executed, and people seem to really like them. You may have the most successful busines of 2009!

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#2 posted 01-02-2009 05:08 PM

Dick this looks like a great idea. I am kind of new to wood turning (got my lathe 6 months ago) and have been looking at a lot of different tools for turning bowls. It is nice to see a bowl cutter at a reasonable price. Between the price of wood and the price of accessories, it has become an expensive learning curve. If you are serious about letting me try one out, I would be happy to evaluate it and post my thoughts and pics of the results.

-- Chris

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#3 posted 01-03-2009 12:02 AM

would 4 and 1/2 bowls win it?

thats really cool.

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 01-03-2009 02:46 AM

Hi Steuss. Great invention. I would be happy to evaluate your bowl saver in Australia, there would be one hell of a market out here and we have a great variety of woods. Is it workable on hard woods i.e. Australian Red Gum. Prices of a conventional bowl savers in Aus. are to expensive for the hobbist and this looks the goods, ones on my want list.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 01-04-2009 03:15 AM

With all the turners on here, I have a hunch you’ll get plenty of offers to try out (and blog about) your bowl saw. Me too, me too!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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