9" diam bowl from scraps

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Project by Bob Collins posted 06-10-2010 01:14 PM 1583 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a fun project to use up some scrap wood that has been lying around the shop. Wood used includes Red Gum, Osage Orange, Black Wood, Leatherwood and others unknown, they were glued together with Aquadea Exterior and clamped for over 24 hours. Very little planning went into this but happy with results.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 01:26 PM

nice bowl, kinda looks like an egg on the side,lol.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#2 posted 06-10-2010 01:41 PM

Love the bowl Bob. I have a number of exotic scraps that I planned on doing some mixed wood turnings with. You have a nice mixed grain direction on two of the corners to produce those interesting end grain points of interest. I would of liked to have seen the glue-up of what you started with.

Thanks for sharing,


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#3 posted 06-10-2010 02:36 PM

Good use of the extra wood lying around. Is the foot a separate piece?

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#4 posted 06-10-2010 02:52 PM

Nice job… These are a lot of fun to make.

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2010 04:50 PM

Wonderful way to use those ” Too big and too nice to throw away” pieces we all generate in the shop. As time goes on ” Too big ” seems to get smaller and smaller.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 08:32 PM

Wow thats wild n cool

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#7 posted 06-10-2010 11:27 PM

Good job. Nice use of scraps. Like the design.

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#8 posted 06-11-2010 12:50 AM

That does look like an egg on the side…I’m hungry lets eat lol ….........nice bowl…..............Schloemoe

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#9 posted 06-11-2010 06:02 AM

Thanks for the above comments. “The egg look” was the only part I planned, using a thicker piece of light colored wood and then a 1/2” thick piece of osage orange, this could be done on the four sides of the blank before rounding. Dave, will take a photo of the glued up blank on the next one. Knothead, the base is seperate and is the core of the bowl I removed using Dick Struessie’s Bowlsaw and glued and clamped to the main bowl. Have found Dick’s bowlsaw a great way to save the centres from being saw dust without the big cost of those expensive corers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 06-11-2010 07:37 AM

Nice looking bowl. I got one just like it.

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#11 posted 06-11-2010 08:41 AM

Nice bowl Tom, I think I like your design better. Great work in your gallery I will get to the segmented work
one day.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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