Wife's Christmas This Year

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Project by rsmith71 posted 1627 days ago 2059 views 17 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made bowls with the router for gifts this year and this is the only one I remembered to get pics of. Oh well, I made sure my wife got the nicest one anyway. Maple and walnut. Used the CMT bowl bit and extension. And my wife loves it!

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#1 posted 1627 days ago

That’s a nice one. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 1626 days ago

Very nice indeed I really like this!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 1626 days ago

Very fancy….me like!

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#4 posted 1626 days ago

WOW ! Great project !!

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#5 posted 1626 days ago

I have seen this kit and wondered how easy it was to route. I have seen the video, but could you run through the step and ups and downs of using this.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#6 posted 1626 days ago

Very cool look, a beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 1626 days ago

It’s way more time consuming than difficult. The video does a good job of explaining it. I looked at the kits and then got the bowl bit and extension and made my own templates for different size and styles of bowls and platters. didn’t want to repeat the gift over and over. So lots of time drawing and cutting out templates. 4 things i found to remember were- 1.variable speed router because the vibration is scary at full speed, and 2.use a good forstner bit to clean out excess before routing, 3.oversize baseplate (mine’s 1/2” acrylic at 12×12), 4.shallow passes, taking just a little at a time saves lots of sanding later. Not real good at explanations, sorry. Just take your time.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#8 posted 1626 days ago

Very sweet!!! Great job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1626 days ago

Very nice, quite striking. That must have been some glue up.

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#10 posted 1626 days ago

great looking bowl… another creative piece of art.. well done and thanks for the pointers…

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#11 posted 1626 days ago

An eye catcher for sure. Really cool.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#12 posted 1626 days ago

Wild and cool

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#13 posted 1626 days ago

This is a very cool project. Nicely done.

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#14 posted 1621 days ago

My eye say overload
cool bowl


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#15 posted 1609 days ago

Wow, that is a very cool and unique tray R Smith. I love the pyschodelic colors!

-- Jamie, Sedalia, Colorado

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