|Project by WoodenDuckColorado||posted 05-21-2011 05:47 AM||901 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
This was a Mothers Day present for my mom last year. She is using it to hold some of her jewelry. It is a Heart shaped pine “dish” with two Red Oak strips and a Red Oak lid. This was one of my first projects that I did since High School (too many years ago to count).
Since I don’t have a lathe all of my bowl, dish, tray projects are done by creating a template out of MDF and using a pattern bit and router. After clearing out the inside using a Forstner bit and finishing up with the router, I use a compass to define a uniform thickness for the walls and cut this out using a scroll or band saw. Then on to sanding. I use a bench top disk sander to remove the bulk of the material and a 1” belt sander to get into the tight inside curves. On the inside I use a bowl sanding attachment on my drill press and hand sand the outside wall. After about 20 years of this :-) I move on to the finishing. For a majority of my projects I like to showcase the wood and use a glossy clear coat.
For the lid, I place the finished dish on a glued up blank and trace the out line and cut it out on the scroll saw. On both sides I cut a rabbet to the thickness of the wall so that the lid will sit inside the wall for a tight stable fit.
The pine came from an old waterbed frame and the red oak is from some old flooring that I got from a friend that did some remodeling.
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