Router Bowl/Trays

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Project by KevinVan posted 1582 days ago 2648 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of trays I made with the CMT router and bowl kit.

One is made from maple and walnut, and the other is cherry and walnut.

Both are about 2 3/4” thick and 16 1/2” in diameter.

These things take FOREVER to make and there’s a ton of waste. Over 6 bf in each one!

The next batch I will do a segmented glue-up.

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#1 posted 1582 days ago

Very good. I have had the itch to do one of these. Great job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 1582 days ago

Very good! You’re right about the waste but they are enjoyable to make.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#3 posted 1582 days ago

Very nice bowls. I know well the wood waste in these and your idea of doing them segmented next time is a good one but even more time consuming. Relitives love these as gifts… Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 1582 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1581 days ago

I made a few of these for Christmas gifts, lots of work and waste but they were very well received by the recipients.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 1581 days ago

There must be a simpler less wasteful less time consuming way to make these… let me think on it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 1580 days ago

I do like the bowls of that design. Your choice of wood really make them look great. Nice job. Something like those are on my to-do list somewhere.

I did a routed bowl from the plans of Woodsmith, but didn’t like the waste of their design, so I segmented mine. It was time consuming gluing it all up but nowhere near the waste. I did post a blog her on how I did it.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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