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Project by BurningLizard posted 1274 days ago 1459 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A salad bowl made from a maple blank and a blue wood segmented rim(Octagon). It’s about 10” across and 3” deep. The blue dot in the middle is were I carefully measured everything and then drilled in my center depth hole. Guess I should have measured twice. I drilled right threw the bottom, so I turned a piece of the blue wood for a plug. The blue wood is a product called Allowood (probably misspelled), it’s just pine with color forced into it.
Its an older project, but I’m posting projects as I find pictures for them so I can consolidate them into 1 place as I go. No one except my family have really seen any thing I’ve done, so it’s kind of nice to put things up here and get some different opinions.





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wseand

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#1 posted 1274 days ago

That is quite an impressive bowl. Elegant without trying to make a big statement. The plug is a nice touch, ah design change. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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peteg

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#2 posted 1274 days ago

The hole mabey would have taken dust cover over a plug better to retain the continuity rather than draw attention to a dot in the middle as the blue rim is already very strong, hey just an observation.
Nice design & form

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

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Hallmark

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#3 posted 1274 days ago

Really nice looking, great improve on the plug.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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toyguy

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#4 posted 1274 days ago

Nice save on this bowl…. I have made a couple of funnels myself. The rim is a nice touch and takes the eyes away from the plug in the bottom. Good shape and it looks like a very nice finish. well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Jaybird719

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

I really like the rim detail that you created for this piece. The color contrast and finish is nice, too. I have a leaky bowl on a shelf in my shop that I have been trying to come up with a way to save it… ...I think I’d rather plug it than put it in the burn pile. Nice job.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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stevengaletodd

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#6 posted 1273 days ago

Good looking bowl, great job!

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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BurningLizard

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#7 posted 1273 days ago

A funnel, I like it….yeah I meant to do that it’s a funnel. HAHAHA Thats great thanks Brain.

Hey Pete G.
what do you mean by “The hole mabey would have taken dust cover over a plug better”?
What do you mean by “dust cover”?

Thanks for the comments on the design change, sometimes the best way to fix a mistake is to make it part of the design. —-I’m sure some one said that before me.

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Deacon76

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#8 posted 1272 days ago

I really like this style of bowl, really nicely done. Out of curiosity, did you add the blue ring after you had roughed out the bowl, or just true up the blank and glue it on. It probably doesn’t matter, but I plan on trying this and I like to work things out in my head first. Either way, great job!

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jjwoodshop

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#9 posted 1272 days ago

I love the use of grain, the way it radiates out. I also think the plug is an excellent design touch, picking up the bowl edge in the bottom. I may take what was your “correction technique” and use it in a future design!

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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jjwoodshop

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#10 posted 1272 days ago

I love the use of grain, the way it radiates out. I also think the plug is an excellent design touch, picking up the bowl edge in the bottom. I may take what was your “correction technique” and use it in a future design!

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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peteg

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#11 posted 1272 days ago

The bottom has a lovely maple “swirl” flow to it, IMHO the sharp blue dot is like a magnet to the eye & draws you away from the attention the whole piece deserves.
The overall design & turning of this piece is very good
(dust cover is your sanded dust over CA, may need several coats)

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

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BurningLizard

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#12 posted 1271 days ago

Decon76
I rounded it, trued the face, then sanded it with sandpaper glued to a chunk of melamine while it was spinning on the lathe to make sure it was flat. Then marked it with pencil lines, kind of like a target, to align it and glued on the octagon.
I know what you mean by working things out in your head sometimes you have to workout the process and figure out which order things need to happen.

Thanks Pete
I’ve never thought of doing that with CA, I’ve mixed the CA with sanded dust but never just thrown dust over the glue. Sounds like a good trick I’ll have to try it.

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