Heart Shaped Router Bowl

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Project by rooster posted 02-08-2010 02:23 PM 2115 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this to give to my girls for Valentine’s day. It is built using the same techniques I used when building the Christmas Stocking bowl. I just glued up a red oak blank, attached a template, hogged out material with forstner bit, then routed the inside using a bushing kit to follow the template. Use a band saw to cut the outside profile and then it’s on to sanding, sanding, and more sanding. (I don’t own a spindle sander which makes this part very tedious)

I used a spiral upcut bit which doesn’t provide the fillet/curve on the inside of the bowl. I think I’ll invest in a bowl bit before I attempt another one.

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 06:02 PM

Nice ,I’m sure she will love it.

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 08:52 PM

well done

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 06:37 AM

Great job. I am sure she will adore it.

Keep it up.


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#4 posted 02-19-2010 04:36 AM has the dishcutter with bearing and the collet extension if you need. It is bit 1386B. I just ordered them for $50 including shipping.

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 03:01 PM

hey tooldad, thanks for the info!

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