Square bowls

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Project by alholstein posted 03-31-2010 07:33 AM 2367 views 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were my first time of trying to do a what I would call an inverted bowl. I was using some scraps of maple and walnut and wanted to make something different. In the last picture it shows that I really didn’t turn it square as I was afraid to try that as this time. So I glued on some sacrifice wood which I then cut off with bandsaw and trimmed up with the RAS to get it back to square. They are ~6.5 in square and 2 in tall.

I was trying a couple of different designs to see which I liked best. The choices seem to be mixed but the preference seems to go to the one with the lip on top.



-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 09:21 AM

That is just too cool

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 10:31 AM

Looks great!

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 11:45 AM

Yes..definately lip on top…...... I like the use of walnut in the corners…almost looks like legs… well done. and gives me ideas.

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 01:41 PM

Really looks unique..

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 02:09 PM

Those are neat, the design is way cool.

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 02:52 PM

Very nice. Unique and original.

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 03:07 PM

Yup , I voted for the raised lip bowl before reading your post ….It is a very nice addition to the basic design : )

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#8 posted 03-31-2010 03:18 PM

Awesome design and great workmanship

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#9 posted 03-31-2010 04:53 PM

Very nice work Al a unique and wonderful design.

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#10 posted 03-31-2010 06:14 PM

Wow asesome job. Looks really good.

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#11 posted 03-31-2010 06:47 PM

nice job

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#12 posted 03-31-2010 06:49 PM

Cool Bowls !!!

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#13 posted 03-31-2010 07:14 PM

Very nice. I like the square bowl with the rim the best. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 04-01-2010 03:28 AM

very cool work!!!

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#15 posted 04-01-2010 05:24 PM

Really nice bowls and stand-out designs. True to my motto, no doubt I will “research” this one in the future.

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