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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 1491 days ago 2959 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All of these bowls were made using a router, bandsaw, drill press and sander. Some of the wood was recovered from downed trees from a local forest fire. Small projects squeezed in around work and home.
Picture 2 – 7” x 2 ½” Redwood with wipe on poly
Picture 3 – 2 ½” x 5” Alder (stacked fall offs) with Tung oil
Picture 4 – 4 ¾” x 2 ¾” Juniper with Tung oil
Picture 5 – 4 ¾” x 3 ½”Juniper with Tung oil
Picture 6 – 10 ¼” x 2 ½” Alder with Tung oil

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings





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Ampeater

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#1 posted 1491 days ago

Those are really nice bowls. Do you use an extension collet, bowl bit and template? I don’t have a lathe but I would like to make some bowls. What do I need to know to make them?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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Darell

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#2 posted 1491 days ago

Nice! I like those a lot.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 1491 days ago

Really nice! they look great.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Big_Bob

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#4 posted 1491 days ago

More nice Bowls. Looks like you are keeping busy. That and working 7 days a week.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 1491 days ago

great looking bowls.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Dan Hux

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#6 posted 1491 days ago

I’m with ampeater,,how do you make a bowl with those tools?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 1491 days ago

How to make a bowl:
Here’s the link to how MickeyD made a CMT bowl: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27573 .
I cut a templete out of 1/2” mdf and screw it down on the top of the wood I am going to use (screw holes are put where they will be cut off later). I draw a line on the inside of my pattern then hog out as much wood as possible with a drill press fit with a forester bit. Then I take a bowl router bit with an extention collet(use a 1/2” shank) and route the inside of the bowl in small steps using the pattern templete as the first guide. Then take off the pattern and draw a line 1/2” away (to the outside) of the previouly drawn line and cut every thing off outside that line with a band saw. Then use a disk sander to smooth out the band saw marks. With a round over router bit, round over the top and bottom of the bowl (to taste). Then comes all that sanding and finishing stuff that takes 10 times the time the project took to make! : ) Have fun -Jed PS PM me if if have any questions at all…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 1491 days ago

Another thing… Depending on the size of your bowl, you might want to attach a bigger base to your router for support and control. I used 1/2” baltic birch plywood for my base and added a vacuum connection which is REALLY handy.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 1491 days ago

Very nice. wish I was a turner. Rand

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 1490 days ago

these have a very nice appearance. This new router method sure helps those who do not turn..and it makes very nice projects. Thanks for sharing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 1490 days ago

Those are all beautifully done, I think my favorite is the alder bowl in #6. Well done.

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MickeyD

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#12 posted 1485 days ago

The tall one in picture 3 is my pencil holder and the smaller one is perfect for my small sissors in my sewing room. As soon as they came in the house I put them to use, but the redwood ones are my favorites.

-- -Willing to try

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