|Project by rsmith71||posted 03-10-2010 05:31 AM||2303 views||8 times favorited||16 comments|
I’ve been really busy re-doing my entire shop space and needed to do something different. There’s still some work on my shop itself to finish, but I decided to do this for fun. With St Patrick’s Day coming up I made this bowl using a paper shamrock decoration I found in a dollar store to make a template.
The bowl is all poplar. I dug through a lot of scraps at work looking for the darkest green pieces I could. Some were even into purplish-black but I used them anyway. I glued and clamped them up and flattened the blank out using the wide-belt sander at work. I traced the shamrock onto 1/2” MDF and cut it out on the scroll saw and cleaned it up with the OSS. The bowl was routed out using a CMT bowl bit and extension in a router and rounded over with 1/4” rdius bit around the top.
I’ve gotten one coat of salad bowl finish on it so far. I’ll probably put another on tomorrow or the day after.
It’s good for a candy dish or whatever my wife wants to use it for since it was for her anyway. I’m kind of getting it into my head to make candy dishes or bowls for different holidays of the year for our house.
Hope you like it!
(Edit)- Forgot to mention: bowl is 3” tall, 2 1/4” deep and just over 13” across x 13” tall.
-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts