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My first routed bowl

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 1528 days ago 2745 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first routed bowl I made a few months ago for my mother. I used the CMT Tray and Bowl bit, which does a great job. I used a forstner bit to take out most of the wood which saves on the wear and tear of the bowl bit. For my router, I made a 3/8” acrylic base so the router can slide on the template without ‘falling’ in. I’ve seen people using 1/4” wood as a base which is fine, but I like to see what’s going on. For this bowl I used Maple and Cherry which were two really nice contrasting woods when I was glueing them up. But, after I cut it out on the bandsaw, the grain on the maple was a little darker than the edge. It’s hard to see the three strips of cherry on the side. So, it didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, but I enjoyed making this just the same. I finished it off with a food grade mineral oil which I didn’t take a picture of.

-- I'm a Fungi --





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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 1528 days ago

Great technique. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this before!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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richgreer

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#2 posted 1528 days ago

Well done.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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rsmith71

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#3 posted 1528 days ago

Looks good! I’ve also enjoyed using the CMT bowl set. It’s fun to use and come up with new shapes.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#4 posted 1528 days ago

I like this neat process and well done

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deeman

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#5 posted 1528 days ago

I really like it. I have been wanting to try this technique. Seeing your results make me want it even more. Great looking bowl

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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littleparker

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#6 posted 1528 days ago

Yesterday WoodSmith tv show was on making wood bowls using a router. They used this technique with one small exception you used. You drilled out most of the waste, they used the router for the entire hollowing out process. Your process makes much more sense. Great JOB! Nice work.

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baldeaglebaby

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#7 posted 1528 days ago

I have made several bowls. This is the first time I saw anyone use the drill press. A great idea!

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kodiak

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#8 posted 1528 days ago

I like it, I need a fruit bowl and I think this is it I’ll have to make one thanks

-- Simple advice is the best advice

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RS Woodworks

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#9 posted 1528 days ago

Looks great. Don’t forget that the cherry will darken significantly with age and exposure to light. So you may still get the contrast you were originally looking for.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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SPalm

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#10 posted 1528 days ago

Sweet. I really like it.
Good choice on the shape, and the foot is perfect.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 1528 days ago

Cool, always wanted to try one of these.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 1528 days ago

Looks great I have neem wanting to do one of these after seeing it on a Woodsmith Show a while back. Congrats!

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

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Lars Öhlin

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#13 posted 1528 days ago

sweet!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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degoose

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#14 posted 1474 days ago

Sorry I missed this first time round… so many neat projects so little time…
I really like the bearing bit…

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

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