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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-02-2015 08:56 AM 798 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bit of a hassle getting this done but all went smoothly in the end. Finished with Tung oil. Looks a bit like the map of Australia. Decided to use the bowl from a board procedure cutting five layers.

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





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 09:13 AM

It looks you ran out of plywood. I will be loved by those who consider it as art.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 09:21 AM

Well Bob, you cannot say that it is not different, I love it.
Great job.
Did you cut the 5 layers on an angle?????
Thanks for sharing.
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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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 09:36 AM

Still have some plywood left Sam, just using up some of the pieces I have stored. Thanks for the comment.
Bob, I cut the rings on the band saw, each rings 3/4” deep, just under 1/2 thick and cut at 32 degrees, trial effort that worked. Glad you like it.

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

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Cliff

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 10:56 AM

Bob, very interesting project. I see you used the Bowl from a Board method that you previously mentioned to me in correspondence. I had a look at that method on youtube and it gave me an understanding of the process. It was fascinating to see a Bowl emerge from a Board. I was quite amazed really. I see you cut at 32 degrees, I suppose the degree of cut determines the slope and shape of the Bowl?

Did you find it awkward cutting the angle? The Demo that I saw he tilted the bed of the Band Saw.
The wood has Character and a nice variation of colour. The Tung Oil was a good choice. Yes it does look like a Map of Australia.

I suppose the Turning was tricky. What Chisels did you find worked the best?

Well done Bob!!! Look forward to more Bowls from a Board.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 01:10 PM

This is fascinating. I will have to look it up to understand the making process more. Very unique indeed.

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

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peteg

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#6 posted 08-02-2015 09:36 PM

It has a wonderful beaten up worn out look about it Bob, the rounded edges make it look the goods’nice job Mate.
Sure does look a bit look Aussie
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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NSBruce

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#7 posted 08-03-2015 12:40 AM

Hey Bob It looks great to a carver like me, I will show it my turning buddy down the street, I am sure he will have a go at something like thats. Bruce

-- NSBruce

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 08-03-2015 12:57 AM

Cliff, no chisels needed on this one, get the angles right and only sanding required. Will send PM.
www.scrollawmania.com has an angle calculator that can be downloaded but I add a degree or two for the first cut.
Check out Carol Rothman on the net, has some great blogs on the subject.

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

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Cliff

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#9 posted 08-03-2015 01:11 AM

Thanks Bob. I’ll take a look this evening. Great Project. If you look at pictures 3 and 5, I can see a face up around where Cape York would be on a Map of Queensland. The face to me looks like on a Toby Jug.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-03-2015 10:14 PM

Looks good, Bob. Nice that is stayed together with they deep open area!! It does look like Australia!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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