Routed Bowl

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 06-13-2010 02:46 AM 3502 views 11 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the second bowl I’ve made with the CMT Bowl and Tray bit. It’s made out of maple and walnut. I finished it with a food grade mineral oil, so you can eat right out of the bowl. It was a lot of fun to make.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 02:52 AM

nice job. I have my students make these at the school shop. they love making them too.

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 03:26 AM

I like the router bowls – got it on my list. Nice bowl.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 03:31 AM

I have used the CMT Bowl and Tray kit also. Yours came out wonderful. I did the segmented bowl and I had trouble sanding the inside bottom to a nice surface. Any advice you want to pass on?

-- -Willing to try

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 03:33 AM

Oh, by the way. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- -Willing to try

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Eric in Florida.

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 04:00 AM

Beautiful routed bowl.
Another project for my list.
Thanks for sharing & welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 04:53 AM

Very cool

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 05:33 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. I like it here. So many projects on here for inspiration. MickeyD, I’ve seen your segmented bowl and good job. I was attempting to do that, but I stop half way through. I was going to use walnut and jatoba. Now I’m thinking maple instead of jatoba. But anyways, the way I was able to sand the inside of my bowl to a nice finish was I used this sanding disc that goes on the end of a power drill. The way the sandpaper ‘flops’ over the sides of this device, creates a nice soft edge. Therefore, it won’t dig into the corners of the bowl. I got it at Lee Valley. Here’s the link,,42500,42500

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 06:08 PM

great bowl
welcome to LJ’s

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 06-13-2010 07:13 PM

great design, just shows all containers re not roung

-- Norman

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 04:35 AM

The bowls are fun to make. I also have the CMT set. I like coming up with new shapes,
the scrollsaw and some mdf for templates, your imagination’s the only limit.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 05:20 AM

Thanks for the tip.

-- -Willing to try

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 03:28 PM

Nice job, and welcomre to LJ’s. I just watched and episode of Woodsmith Shop, Saturday and they showed how to make this bowl. Again good Job.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Mary Anne

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 03:35 PM

That is a good looking bowl. Now I am convinced to give one try.

Welcome to LJs! Be prepared to be inspired by the nicest bunch o woodworkers around.

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#14 posted 07-03-2010 11:06 AM

Great bowl you made here. I watched a show on Woodsmith Shop on doing these with a router and look fwd to doing one some day. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 07-03-2010 12:24 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. People keep mentioning about this Woodsmith show. I would love to see it, but we don’t get it here in Oshawa (45 mins. east of Toronto). I believe it airs on PBS, and we do get PBS from either Detroit or Buffalo, but still no show. Does anyone know where I can get this online?

-- I'm a Fungi --

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