Red Oak Bowl With Inlay Strip

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Project by scrappy posted 03-18-2010 04:04 AM 1971 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another commision job. Sold my other Red Oak Bowl With Inlay, To this Gentleman and his wife wanted another one bigger.

This bowl is 8 1/2 diam. X 3 3/4 tall. Red Oak with inlay strip from Rockler. Sanded to 400, then wet sanded with tung oil/varnish at 400 to help fill the pores. 3 more coats of Tung Oil/Varnish with 0000 between coats.

Started with a board 9×2 x 18. Planed smooth, cut 2 circles and reglued. When I glued this together, I only glued about 1 inch along the edge. That way I cut straight in along the inner edge and got the center piece to release. Now I have a blank to make another bowl! 6 diam x 2 thick. ( wich I hope to turn into another, smaller version of this bowl).

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thank You for looking.


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

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 04:24 AM

Beautiful Bowl Scrappy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 04:44 AM

Good looking bowl. I bet it would look better photographed against a white hospital blanket.

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 04:44 AM

very nice work, love the inlay strip

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 05:18 AM

Very nice bowl Scrappy. The red oak make the inlay stand out.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 07:09 AM

Looks terrific, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 08:09 AM

Scrappy you are the man!!!!!!!!!!

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#7 posted 03-18-2010 11:56 AM

Nice looking bowl, and a great idea on the glue up…... no waste; I like that.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 03-18-2010 12:03 PM

Well done Scrappy. I’m with Brian that was a great idea on the glue up.

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#9 posted 03-18-2010 12:45 PM

I like the shape of this one, and the inlay is in the “right” place. pretty….

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#10 posted 03-18-2010 04:53 PM

Very nice Scrappy! The oak is beautiful and the inlay really makes it pop.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 03-18-2010 06:21 PM

Great work

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 03-18-2010 06:34 PM

very nice, i love the inlay, was it hard to inset it? hope you got good money for this piece because it’s worth it. keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#13 posted 03-18-2010 06:37 PM

Cool Design !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#14 posted 03-18-2010 09:43 PM

A real eyecatcher there , Scrappy !! I would never have guessed that it was a glue-up …Perfect inlay for the piece as well : )

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

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#15 posted 03-19-2010 01:08 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. This was a fun project.

Doing the inlay is very easy. The main thing is, Make sure your sides are straight. That way your inlay will lay in the groove solid. Just turned the bowl, cut a groove the width of the inlay, and glued in place. Used tape to hold it in place and a small clamp at the ends to hold them down. Second one I have done and will be doing another with the scrap from this one.

Thanks again for all the comments.


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

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