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Project by LafayetteJack posted 02-28-2010 11:54 PM 2619 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found pictures of the two Router Bowls I made last year.

The large bowl is two layers of Walnut and one of Maple. The wood came from a local sawyer who reclaims trees downed by weather or trees removed for construction projects. I used the CMT Bowl & Tray kit which includes a couple of templates, a bit and a collet extension. It is finished with Watco’s Butcher Block Oil & Finish.

The small bowl is from a Wood magazine pattern. It is made from a block of Coyote I bought a Woodcraft. I had never heard of it before but it had a nice grain pattern. I won’t use it again for a bowl as it has a very open grain and is difficult to get smooth. It too is finished with Watco’s Butcher Block Oil & Finish.

-- LafayetteJack





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Rustic

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 12:04 AM

I am looking to build the snack tote. What is the dimension of the bowls. I know it says 1 7/8 inch radius but is that doubled or just use a forstner bit then clean up the bowls with the router?

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 12:15 AM

Very interesting what sort of template was used? How was the material hled during the process?

Tom

-- Getting more from my router with the aid of Template Guides Selection of Projects listed on You -Tube "Routing with Tom O'Donnell"

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 12:59 AM

Hello jack how did you like the CMT template looks like it works well and the bowl came out very nice. I have been looking at that template also and I’m very interested in it and would like to know your thoughts on it.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 01:45 AM

Very nice looking bowls. The walnut and maple look great together.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 02:02 AM

Cool bowls..!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 07:48 AM

Very nice bowls. Like the walnut/maple combo.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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