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Forstner Bit Bowl of Spalted Beech Wood

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Project by BCDesign posted 09-21-2014 10:31 PM 2210 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Bowl blank when I seen it on impulse due it being lovely spalted beech,having no lathe I had to think of a way I could hollow it out.I decided to use a forstner bit I have and drill it to depth then chisel and sand it flat,it took about an hour to drill it out and then 3 hours of chiselling and sanding to get it smooth.I finished the bowl with food safe oil.After doing this project I really want a lathe,I will ad it to the ever growing tool list!
This is a link to my first forstner bit bowl /tray type creation it is much smaller than the bowl above.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/103621

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos





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Ben_Durham

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 11:06 PM

I have a lot of spalted beech but tend to use either vegetable oil / linseed oil, neither look as nice as this. So please, exactly what oil did you use and how many coats?

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 11:08 PM

Adapt, improvise & overcome!!!
Well done….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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BCDesign

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 11:17 PM

Hey Ben I use this finish,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chestnut-FSF500-Food-Finish-500ml/dp/B005QMTCUQ
I sand to 180grit with the mouse then go 240 320 400 600 800 1000 grit and let the oil soak in,i keep coating it until it will not soak in anymore.

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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BCDesign

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 11:18 PM

Thanks DIYaholic it was a fun project even if drilling the holes was a chore!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 12:33 AM

Congratulations on a great result.
Lovely piece of wood and finish.
Who needs a lathe???
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 06:44 AM

Looks very good and my first toughts where this guy or girl is in for a lathe?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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BCDesign

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 07:14 AM

thanks Bob and Dutchy!I wish i had a lathe,I entered a competition for one last week so I am hoping I win it!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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MarkTheFiddler

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 01:14 PM

Ashe,

That’s incredible! I can’t imagine how long it took to get those results! I’m wowed by your work.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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BCDesign

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#9 posted 09-22-2014 01:25 PM

Thanks mark!You do nice work yourself,i had a look at your projects.

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 09-22-2014 01:52 PM

That looks really good.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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BCDesign

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 01:55 PM

Thanks hoss,if i can get half as good as you gouys on here i will getting somewhere!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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Gerben

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 07:15 PM

Nice job. I admire your tenacity.

I don’t envy you, doing this much work. I don’t have a lathe, but at least I have a router, which would make making one of these a lot easier.

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BCDesign

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#13 posted 09-22-2014 07:29 PM

Thanks Gerben,Yeah I did a small dish at the same time as this bowl,it was a few weeks back when I posted that dish one of the guys said to use a router but I think if I want to do more ill wait and get a lathe

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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lew

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#14 posted 09-22-2014 08:45 PM

ashe,
You did a beautiful job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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BCDesign

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 08:52 PM

Thanks Lew!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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