Bandsaw Bowl: A 12" bowl from a 1"x12"x12"

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Project by SASmith posted 01-25-2011 01:56 AM 4186 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Actually this is a scroll saw bowl, but with a similar technique could be made on a bandsaw. Constructed from a 1”x12”x12” piece of spalted ambrosia maple. Finished with wax only. On my next bowl like this I may use oil then wax to darken the maple a bit. Finished dimensions: 12” diameter x 4” deep
Pics 1-4: the finished bowl
Pic 5: from whence it came
Pic 6: a teaser of my next bowl, bookmatched endgrain

Construction blog can be seen here:

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 03:40 AM

I like the bowl. I never made a bandsaw bowl only bowls on the lathe. I guess there are a lot of ways to make a bowl.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 03:56 AM

I like the way this method leaves the grain. Great job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 01-27-2011 04:34 PM

Holy smokes!! That turned out really nice. I saw the technique for band saw bowls and gave it a try to see how it works. I never finished the bowl – but perhaps I will now.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 04:53 AM

Man, This is one fantastic bowl! I have seen this done in our turning club but never have I done one myself. Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 12:51 AM

Thanks for the comments.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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