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A Bit Rough and Ready Bowl

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Project by Cliff posted 04-07-2016 06:27 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have heaps of scrap wood, some of which is quite old. A Checkered Bowl made on the Scroll Saw seemed a good Idea. Having Staved 3/4 inch Square strips of wood together and glued and clamped them…..I thought how easy is this????? Boy oh Boy did I find out the next day this was not going to be as easy as I had hoped. The Glued Timber had warped and I still needed to Cross Cut and have a second Glue up to create the Checks. With a lot of sanding with my Orbital Sander It was possible to remove some of the Warping, but this altered the Pattern of the Checks. Next Problem was to cut the rings at an angle of 45 Degree with a not very flat Board.
Then the Gluing of the rings was a real challenge as there was not a flat surface on the rings…......Plenty of Tite Bond 111 and some weightlifting Bells held the rings overnight.

The end result is a Bowl that is a bit Rough and Ready. But it was fun making it and I learned a lot from the experience. The Bowl is 8 inches Diameter, 1 3/4 inches Deep and finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil.
The wood is a mixture of Pallet Wood. Australian (Queensland) Silky Oak. And some very old Australian Hard Wood.
Many thanks for looking at it.

Happy and Safe Wood Working to all Lumber Jocks. Kind Regards Cliff.

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





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#1 posted 04-07-2016 06:52 AM

Brilliant work Cliff, glad to see your getting lots of time in on it.
A most impressive way of making a bowl.

This type of woodwork is usually done with a piece of kit called a ringmaster!

Well done on the story and thumbs up for the six images!!

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 08:43 AM

Nicely finished Cliff, not the disaster after all eh!!! Good story and photos, thanks for sharing. Look forward to more. .

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 01:01 PM

Realy hard work but it pays off.Beautiful bowl. I like that squares.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 01:47 PM

Wow, that’s wild Cliff. Get out the chess pieces and get ready for a game. There is too much going on there to see any imperfections. Looks great. May have to use that checked idea for a bowl bottom.

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

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#5 posted 04-07-2016 02:13 PM

Very Nice I too have a boat load of scraps need to try that

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 06:09 PM

Hello Cliff

Very nice piece beautiful work

The scrollsaw is a fantastic tool

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 04-07-2016 06:53 PM

beautiful peace,Cliff

-- bambi

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#8 posted 04-07-2016 11:46 PM

G’day Robert. Thank you for your friendly comments…......very encouraging…......I’m pleased that you like the Bowl. Yes at the moment I’m getting a bit of time. The caring role is very full on and I just have to grab an hour or two whenever I can, But it is a very rewarding role.

I must have a look on the net regarding the Ring Master. I have heard of it but don’t know much about it. I think it may be a Robert Sorby Product?
Regards,

Cliff.

G;day Bob. It turned out to be a Happy Disaster Ha, Ha, Ha. Thank you for your kind words. I feel raring to go on to another project…........but the shop is in a real mess!!!!! Tools, Saw Dust, all over the place. The next project really should be a big tidy up.
Regards,

Cliff.

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

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#9 posted 04-08-2016 05:17 AM

majuvla.

Thanks Ivan. Much appreciated.

Regards,

Cliff.

doubleDD

Dave. Thank you. I was a bit concerned about nail holes and marks in the pallet wood. But the checks hide some of the imperfections.
Yes I think I would also make checks for the base of another bowl. The whole experience of making a bowl with a scroll saw has been quite addictive. can’t wait to experiment some more.

Regards,

Cliff.

fbo52,
Thank you John. I love my scrap pile. just amazing what treasures can be found when I rummage through it.

Regards

Cliff.

Diggerjacks, Thank you for you your kind words.

Regards,

Cliff.

Hi bambi. Thank you very much.

Regards,.

Cliff.

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

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#10 posted 04-08-2016 07:33 AM

Jolly gee wizz Cliff, if that’s what you call a bit rough and ready, what chance of some of us beginners got…..

Very nice bowl sir..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 04-08-2016 09:48 AM

G’day Peter. You are very kind Sir…........I feel encouraged to continue and keep trying new projects….people on Lumber Jocks are so encouraging. I will look forward to your next project Peter.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

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

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#12 posted 04-18-2016 09:48 PM

Cliff,

I forgot to mention there are a few reviews on the ringmaster posted on LJs if you want to take a look, along with the resulting projects.

-- Regards Robert

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