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Project by thetree posted 03-06-2010 05:23 AM 1666 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started as a basic routed wood bowl. The woods are bloodwood, figured maple, and leopardwood. I laminated them together, routed the inside with using a bowl/tray bit, then cut the outside on a bandsaw and sanded everything. It is finished with a hand rubbed polyurethane. I figured that if I just left it as a bowl, it would sit on a shelf until I sold it or threw it away. By relieving the front of the bowl, I was able to make it into a functional letter tray that can sit on my desk and gather incoming mail. I am always rewarded by the grain of the leopardwood when I get to the bottom of that stack of bills!

-- www.sutterlinmachine.com





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Lupo

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 05:28 AM

Leopard Wood is my favorite at the moment!!! Great job. You might as well enjoy your work.

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Walt M.

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 05:36 AM

That is very cool. I like that leopardwood I’ve been wanting to make one of these.The cutout in the front is a good alternative to the average bowl.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 05:40 AM

I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 05:48 AM

Very nice bowl/letter holder. I’ve been thinking about trying some of the bowl router bit projects- might have to order one. I think Woodcraft or Rockler is offering a set with the bit and some templates.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Hallmark

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#5 posted 03-06-2010 06:28 AM

Great job, love the look and finish.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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donjoe

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#6 posted 03-06-2010 06:32 AM

Really nice work. Looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 03-06-2010 07:20 AM

Beautiful, beautiful.. I like the finish & colour!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 08:04 AM

this is one exceptional project… looks great!!!!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Frankton

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#9 posted 03-06-2010 08:18 AM

Beautiful! Very nice!

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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deon

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#10 posted 03-06-2010 10:12 AM

Nice

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 03-06-2010 01:05 PM

Gorgeous woods and certainly a very unique project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Budgie

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#12 posted 03-07-2010 09:29 AM

Very nice looking.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 03-17-2010 03:50 AM

Obscenely nice !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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falegniam

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#14 posted 08-14-2010 12:55 AM

fancy

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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