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I tried my hand at some spider bowls

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Project by recycle1943 posted 08-30-2018 12:15 PM 905 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This time I took some pictures as I progressed thru the project. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how many steps are involved in making a simple bowl

the first is to glue up the first blank

then cut the 22 1/2degree wedges and add the spider

then back to the table saw and regain the right angle by cutting the wedges on both edges

then glue those wedges together making an octagon shaped flat board ( well somewhat flat as you can see )

Just glued

and several having dried

After drying and sanding to a uniform thickness, sometimes I run them thru the planer, then to the RingMaster, cut my rings

then glue together AGAIN

then if all works out I end up with something like this, walnut, pruple heart and yellow heart

My favorite of this batch of bowls is this one, Chestnut, bloodwood and Yellow heart. the chestnut was a board taken from somebodys floor years ago and had been laying in a guys garage for (he said) 10 years. There are no worm holes but the age patina had penetrated nearly completely thru the board as the pictures show.

Sorry about such a long read but this particular group of bowls are ‘different’ from my others, thanks for spending your valuable time here and don’t forget to point out my flaws. (other than writing so much, I already know that )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 08-30-2018 12:51 PM

awesome mate,your different arts are always beautiful
have fun in your shop
greetings,Marijan

-- bambi

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#2 posted 08-30-2018 01:11 PM

Nice twist Richard , and thanks for the shots of all the incremental steps. goodon’ya
don s.

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

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#3 posted 08-30-2018 01:27 PM

Another nice one. Think this is right up there with the best I,ve seen. Just in time for Halloween.
C-ya

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#4 posted 08-30-2018 01:38 PM

Love your bowls, I think I have to have one, I didn’t forget, We still have to get together on the other project you want to do.

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 01:56 PM

Bambi, Don & Vernon Thanks

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 08-30-2018 01:58 PM



Love your bowls, I think I have to have one, I didn t forget, We still have to get together on the other project you want to do.

- MJR

Let me know, I trade bowls all the time
Yeah, Im getting closer to my new adventure – still skeeeeered

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 08-30-2018 04:35 PM

Very nicely done.

A mile past my patience levels or skills either to be honest about it!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 08-30-2018 05:14 PM

Hi Dick. those came out great. The sly is the limit with that ringmaster!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 08-30-2018 05:50 PM

Dick, your bowls just keep getting better all the time. These last few are very cool looking.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#10 posted 08-30-2018 06:02 PM

Very cool nice work.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 08-30-2018 07:55 PM

You’ve certainly laid it out for the guys if they want to have a go Dick, fabulous picture trail.
The end result is worth the effort
cheers Bud
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 08-30-2018 08:10 PM

a1Jim, awsum55, Jim Jakosh, ralbuck – Thanks I appreciate your comments

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 08-30-2018 08:11 PM

peteg – that was the idea Pete, it’s a bit of work but as much fun
Oh and thanks

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 08-30-2018 10:56 PM

The work you and others put in to turning wonderful complex pieces just amazes me- so many pieces (and now I see angles, curves, etc.). That kind of work I have a hard time wrapping my brain around – you have to see far down the line for the final product. Fantastic work – these bowls are incredible! (and I can’t point out any flaws!! :) )

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#15 posted 08-30-2018 11:02 PM

Thanks Kim – but my bowls aren’t ‘turned’ as conventional turners would do.
check out this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n4uY9oJ-tA

the work I do isn’t quite what the video shows but my own variation

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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