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No Lathe, Mitre Saw Bowl

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Project by BCDesign posted 02-27-2015 11:46 PM 2619 views 7 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have no lathe so I decided to use my mitre saw to make a bowl. I made a centering jig that I clamped to the saw so I could use a central pin to rotate the bowl as I made each cut keeping it in the one position. The saw did a very good job and made a nice uniform bowl cut. I used my router to give the bowl a nice decorative bottom edge. I finished to 400 grit then used foodsafe oil and beeswax to shine up the bowl.It is made of spalted beech.

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





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nayo

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 12:01 AM

quite ingenious!

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#2 posted 02-28-2015 12:03 AM

Wow, that is amazing. I would not have thought to do a bowl that way. I also would not have the patience. Great job!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BCDesign

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 12:11 AM

Thanks Nayo!

-- "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 02-28-2015 12:15 AM

Thanks Farmer dude ,it was actually the quickest way I have found to make a bowl so war with no lathe.In my past projects on here I have used a router to make the bowl and a drill with a Forstner bit they both took much longer than the mitre saw.

-- "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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#5 posted 02-28-2015 12:16 AM

Necessity is the Mother of Invention.

Very Cool!

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

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BCDesign

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#6 posted 02-28-2015 12:17 AM

So true Lew thank you

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

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Picklehead

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#7 posted 02-28-2015 12:23 AM

For the LAST TIME: You CANNOT make a bowl using a miter saw. Now cut it out and get back to work!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 02-28-2015 12:29 AM

What a novel approach to making a bowl. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BCDesign

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#9 posted 02-28-2015 12:38 AM

Hahaha thanks Pickle head and luv2learn!

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

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#10 posted 02-28-2015 12:49 AM

Color me “impressed” !!

I like it !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 02-28-2015 01:44 AM

Amazing. Who would of thought. Need a new blade now? Nice job and bowl.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dark_Lightning

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#12 posted 02-28-2015 01:55 AM

Very cool, I like it. I thought about using a circular saw (on an axle or something, to keep it steady) on a bowl while it was on my lathe. It would save a ton of time with the gouge, to say the least.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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devann

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#13 posted 02-28-2015 02:40 AM

Purdy slick, that’s finer the frog hair.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 02-28-2015 07:46 AM

Apparently for you, no lathe = no problem!
Nice results, beautiful bowl indeed.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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BCDesign

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#15 posted 02-28-2015 08:32 AM

Thanks for all the comments it’s nice to hear a bunch of talented woodworkers say they like your work!

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

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