|Project by MightyWood||posted 04-04-2015 04:49 PM||1248 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Making a bunny bowl for easter.
For easter I made a bowl to hold my easter candy.
First I printed out my template pattern glued it on an piece of MDF and cut everything out on my scrollsaw.
So I had to do everything again. Print it out, glue it to a board of MDF and cut it on the scrollsaw.
Then I looked through my lunber storage and found two pieces of spruce. Unfortuately they were not big enough to cover the whole bowl, so I desided to make it out of two different species. As second type of wood I used two scrap pieces of lamineted beech. I wanted to glue both parts together. Here begun the real trouble…
To glue them I need a tight fit. The only way to create this join I know of is to use complementary router templates. This kind of templates need a lillte bit complex procedure to be created so I planned everything and started the whole thing. First the only 1/4 inch straight bit broke… then I tried to ust a bit called a panel pilot bit. This bit produced more smoke and burnmarks on my master templates then anything else. At least this bit was also a little bit to short and slipped out of the collet. I think it would not have been worked because of the tight curves. But anyway, in the end I decided not to join the two pieced but let them be separable. Unfortunately I lost about 2 evening because of that…
Finally I used the template to draw the contour on both pieces separatly and used forstner bits of different sizes to remove the majority of the wood.
This produced a lot of chips.
The next step was to attach the template to the stock and use the router to remove the rest in several passes and I cut the outline with the bandsaw.
After a lot of tweaking and sanding both pieces were finished with a 1:4 wax mineral oil mixture.
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Thanks for reading!