Star bowl

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Project by Gerben posted 12-20-2015 04:55 PM 1247 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bowl in the shape of a star, I made last year.

Made out of bamboo. Which wasn’t ideal, as it’s a very hard material, making it hard to have a perfect fit.

Very fun to figure out the angles, and how to setup the miter, and saw angles.

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 05:53 PM

Sweeet! But…’d you like those bamboo splinters?

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 07:56 PM

I like it. This would look good on any table.

I’ll bet this was harder to build than it looks.

And it looks hard to build…......................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 09:19 PM

Oh yea I like that. I see it is your design as well. The glue up must have really been a pain

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 10:06 PM

It’s all in the angles with this one.
Came out really nice!!!

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 04:14 AM

Great job, that looks really cool. I may try working with Bamboo one day, but as you said very hard wood, I’m usually satisfied with Maple or oak, but Bamboo cert has a great look to it

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 12-21-2015 04:43 AM

That is totally great.

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#7 posted 12-21-2015 10:10 AM

It realy looks incredible. Thnk you for the math!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-21-2015 02:25 PM

This is a very impressive piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-21-2015 06:54 PM

“Very fun to figure out the angles” I would have laughed away the pain. Very impressed on angle calculations and glue up! Beautiful bowl!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#10 posted 12-21-2015 07:21 PM

That’s an awesome bowl. Good job!

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