|Project by rooster||posted 12-09-2009 02:17 PM||3593 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
I saw something similar in one of the woodworking catalogs. I decided to try my own. First I started by gluing up two pieces of leftover red oak staircase treads. Then I printed out a picture and made a plywood template for the inside of the bowl. Attached the template and hogged out most of the material with a forstner bit. Then I cleaned up the remaining material with a spiral upcut bit. I added a couple of wooden plugs to hide the hole from the point on the forstner bit.
Next I just used a divider/compass to trace along the inside of the bowl to get the outside pattern. I cut it out on the bandsaw and then….sanding, sanding, sanding. Finished it with tung oil. I gave it as a present to our friends who invite us up to their cabin every year to cut christmas trees.
Merry Christmas everyone!