fiery bowl out of a board

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Project by branch posted 02-03-2016 04:29 PM 1586 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi here is another bowl out of a glued up board
it is 11 inches at rim and 6 inch at the bottom
it is 5 1/2 tall
finish is sand and seal and bees wax
had a lot of fun with this one
here is a few pictures off the way i went about making this bowl


i stuck the board to a west piece of mdf using double sided tape
put it on the lath and turned it into rings with a parting toll
then i stacked the rings on top of each other
then put them in my home made press

this is me finishing the bottom off the bowl
that is all the photos that i have of the process of making the bowl
i will do a blog latter on and take a lot more photos of the steeps
of how i make these bowls
all comments welcome

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#1 posted 02-03-2016 04:35 PM

Beautiful work, Branch. Amazing you could do so much with so little material! The tolerances must have been tight, and the bowl’s wall thickness quite thin. A work of art and skill!

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#2 posted 02-03-2016 05:57 PM

Very nice…thanks for showing the whole process.


-- Mike

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#3 posted 02-03-2016 07:55 PM

beautyful bowl buddy
please make a blog and show us the measurements of rings
cheers Bambi

-- bambi

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#4 posted 02-03-2016 07:59 PM

Skilfully done Branch, great result & a real eye catcher

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

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#5 posted 02-03-2016 08:48 PM

wow ! patience, patience and more patience

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 02-03-2016 09:39 PM

That is a real beauty Branch, like the process and thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 02-03-2016 10:02 PM

A beauty of a bowl. Thanks for the making in progress photos. You make it look so simple.

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

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#8 posted 02-03-2016 10:26 PM

That’s wonderful, Hugo. You didn’t get all the rings out of just the one glued-up panel, right? I mean, there were more? Unless I’m failing in my understanding of how the rings manage to overlap each other with enough overlay to make a wall of sufficient thickness to turn. It’s a gorgeous piece, and a technique I’ve spent months trying to get my head wrapped around.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 11:34 PM

Looks like great planning and great execution resulted in a great bowl.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#10 posted 02-04-2016 01:36 AM

Very nice bowl and great work.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 02-04-2016 02:23 AM

WOW Hugo, That is absolutely beautiful.

I’m going to attempt one of these before too long, trouble is it’s getting a bit hot out in the shed at this time of year.

Love your work and thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#12 posted 02-04-2016 02:59 AM

Good looking bowl Branch, nice colours.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 02-04-2016 03:17 AM

Wonderful just wonderful.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#14 posted 02-04-2016 04:04 AM

Nothing short of stunning, thanks for the pictures, would like to try one someday.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 02-04-2016 05:42 AM

I like this project

My wood project

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