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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 12-16-2010 05:15 AM 1249 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to try my hand at router bowl making and had a mishap partway through. Decided to see where it would take me and came up with this. You can read about my journey in more detail on my blog.

Not mentioned in the blog:
- bottom layer is walnut
- top layer is quartersawn curly maple scraps
- finish is 2# super blonde shellac
- hand rubbed with brown paper
- It was also my first project to be photographed in a home made light box.
- It’s also my first ‘named’ project

Had fun making this and it helped me grow by not just chucking it into the fire just because I screwed up the plan.

Thanks for looking.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com





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MayflowerDescendant

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 05:37 AM

Mike,

This turned out well. Your “mishap” is simply a design adjustment that gives the piece some character. Nice finish. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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peteg

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 08:55 AM

Mike, Criteria has to be established somewhere, you have an execelent starting point with this piece, has a natural hand crafted look to it, well done. Hey don’t get mad with a mishap ‘get even” with the next one.

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

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 02:38 PM

I am wanting to give this bowl – ala router – carving a whirl. I just got one of those mini- routers and I need to get a bit. I was wondering if you used the dish carving bit on this project?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#4 posted 12-16-2010 03:24 PM

@rivergirl, yes, it was a dish bit with a pattern bearing like this one (although it wasn’t a freud bit, it was another mfr):

Just do a search on router bowl bit. I don’t know if your router takes 1/2” shanks, but I think there are 1/4” shanked bowl bits but I personally wouldn’t trust the strength.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 12:10 AM

Good save. It isn’t all the time we can save something, but when we do it’s another piece of wood from going into the fireplace.

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

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