Bowl from a Board

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Project by Oldwest posted 01-20-2011 10:13 AM 3861 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year for the last 10 years we have made Christmas gifts, which is up to 50 now between my wife and I.

I try and do a gift that the user has never seen before and this year I got the wild idea to do the “bowl from a board” my wife changed styles 3 times and the tongue and groove was the final design.

The tongue and groove is made out of Bubinga and Maple.

The second bowl is out of Oak with Purple and Yellow heart

The third bowl is out of Oak and Bloodwood.

The last picture is of us doing the finishing (at 2:30 in the morning).
For the finish I used seal coat for the base, then 2 coats of sanding sealer and 2 coats of semi gloss laquer.

This is my first post so thanks for looking.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 02:41 PM

neat.. I have made bowls from a board for years.I have used many router cut designs. They are very cool and folks love them And I love the small amount of wood they take. Thanks for sharing all these designs.

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 03:36 PM

I like those. I think maybe someday I will try that. Thanks for showing. Russell

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 04:17 PM

Cool bowls and creative design.

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 04:17 PM

hi love your bowels they look great you did a great job with they design and turning .

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 07:46 PM

I like the tongue-n-groove design element… very cool!

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#6 posted 01-20-2011 07:54 PM

I too like the tongue and groove work on these. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 01-20-2011 09:48 PM

Great looking and unique. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 09:09 PM

These are great! When I saw them up side down, I thought that they were lamp shades. I have been thinking about making wooden lamp sfades.

-- doncharles AKA Don

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