Flying Saucer Bowl

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Project by BlueRocco posted 05-05-2010 05:52 AM 1569 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bowl I started while taking a class from Jimmy Clewes at my local WoodCraft Store. When I started it, I had a foot or bottom to it, but as I worked on it at home after the class I decided to round out the bottom so that gravity alone would hold it steady. I finished it with my home made finish that i mentioned elsewhere in my projects. The grain on this piece of maple just seemed to glow. I display it in a plate holder, but you really have to pick it up and hold it to get the whole experience of the shape.

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 06:18 AM

very cool, was your secret sauce? what type of wood is it looks like Maple?

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 06:55 AM

I call it “Micheal’s Magic Mojo” and You can get some at my site. It’s a mixture of Walnut oil, Bee’s Wax, and Carnnuba Wax. Cooked up in a crock pot and poured into icecube trays. My local woodcraft store liked it so much they bought a bunch of it for resale here locally. Send me a message and I’ll sent you a link to get some if you want to try it out.

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#3 posted 05-05-2010 06:57 AM

Very cool bowl and the wood has great chatoyancy too.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-05-2010 07:06 AM

Great description and tiger-maple bowl.

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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#5 posted 05-05-2010 08:13 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the round bottom. Very unique.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 05-05-2010 02:45 PM

Very nice!

There was a topic the other day asking how many of us had seen a UFO. I guess I have to join the club now.

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

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#7 posted 05-05-2010 03:20 PM

I like the way you did the bottom on this and the overall shape. Figure in the center of the bowl is very nice too. Well done.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#8 posted 05-05-2010 04:53 PM

very nice bowl, how big is it?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 05-05-2010 05:39 PM

It is 8” in diamerter and about 2-1/2” thick at the thickest point.

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#10 posted 05-06-2010 04:40 AM

That is one well done bowl keep up the good work

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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