Scalloped Bowl

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Project by jeepturner posted 10-14-2010 04:43 PM 1496 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bowl from a walnut blank. This is the second project I have posted on LJ. I am glad to have found this web site. I found it through a link on the Wood Whisperer’s web site after watching his video on fixing an end grain cutting board that had cracked.
I am just entering past projects at this time to populate my “Gallery”. I wish there was a way to just put photos into the Gallery.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 04:54 PM

Oh my. That is some kind of wonderful! Welcome to LJs, and I look forward to seeing your projects.


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#2 posted 10-14-2010 04:55 PM

That’s really cool. Could you give a brief explanation of the technique used to make the scallops?

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

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 05:09 PM

CharlieM, I will try, to give a brief explanation,
After cutting the bottom of the bowl, I laid out the lines using the same kind of technique that one would use to plot out twist in a vase. I used the instructions in Stuart Mortimer’s book. After laying out the lines I used my back saw to cut the valley depth and chisels to round them off.

I hope this helps.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 06:57 PM

Great looking bowl. Well done! Nice hand work.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 07:07 PM

This is awesome. I like the choice of wood you used, and the scallops are really well done. Good Job!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 07:09 PM

Yes, thanks. That is what I wanted to know.

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

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#7 posted 10-14-2010 08:07 PM

Very handsome bowl for sure. The execution of the scallops is wonderful. A real gem and thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 10-15-2010 05:49 AM

You did a fantastic job on the scallops keeping them all even! Looks super!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 10-15-2010 06:08 PM

Wow…what a gorgeous looking bowl! The scalloped look on the outside really takes this bowl up to a whole other level. I’m glad Charlie asked how you achieved this look, so I didn’t have to…hehe! Welcome to LJ’s : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 03:03 AM

Fantistic vortex

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#11 posted 06-28-2012 01:21 PM

Excellent design, and masterful execution ! this is a vessel anyone would be proud to display ! damn nice work !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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