Routered bowls

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Project by ROY53 posted 11-10-2009 05:14 PM 2232 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these several years ago. I noticed Ampeater’s post and thought I’d put these up. These are also made of hard maple and paduch. Paduch really makes a mess and bleeds badly. Hopefully you can’t see all the screw ups in these.

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 06:03 PM

You did great with these bowls. This is what I am about to do for my next project, using a router and no lathe but yours is outstanding and several leaps above to what I was thinking of doing! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 06:05 PM

Very beautiful bowls , very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us .

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 06:10 PM

Very nice, I just watched a show on the Woodsmith Shop on how to make thses neat project!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 07:30 PM

Those really look nice. I will have to try one of those. I will have to start with one of the simple ones.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 09:30 PM

nice work. My confidence is building to make some of these

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 10:39 PM

Interesting bowls. I’d like to see how you did them.

Thanks for sharing


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#7 posted 11-11-2009 12:22 AM


I’m pretty sure the idea came from Woodsmith magazine. It’s basicly gluing up a layered block, attaching a template and routering away what you don’t want. There is a bowl making router bit and extension required. Naturally, I didn’t do it the easy way.

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#8 posted 11-11-2009 02:39 AM

Do you happen to know what issue of woodsmith it came from ?

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 03:23 AM

Nice bowls Jim right know woodsmith has a issue out on new stands called woodsmith weekend woodworking that has a lot of stuff from table saw to bowl routing if your interested Roy what I like to know is how did you like this style and what kind of bits did you try I see they make special bits did you use them our come up with something on your own

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#10 posted 11-11-2009 09:07 AM

Roy, I got a chance to look at these at the Arizona picnic. You did a fantastic job on them. You should put in dimensions so people know just how big these are.

As for flaws, we are our own worse critic. I would love to make a segmented bowl even half as nice as these.

Keep up the fantastic work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 11-11-2009 10:58 AM

It came from woodsmith shop episode 302
You just have to sign up for e mails, to get in. They have a bunch of good printable plans. Hope this helps.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 11-12-2009 04:44 AM

I love these bowls. They look great! Definitely gotta put these on my “To Do” list.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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