15" bowls

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Project by SASmith posted 06-09-2011 02:55 AM 1734 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seeing bluepine38’s post today reminded me I have some similar bowls to post.
I made some random cutting boards and cut them into rings on the scrollsaw instead of using a ringmaster.
Each bowl is made up of 1 ring from each “cutting board”. I was going for a random look.
Here is a blog that shows a simple bowl made with this process:
Bowls are 15” in diameter and are made of sassafras, walnut, silver maple, spalted birch, cherry, ambrosia maple and red oak. All scrap.
Thanks for looking

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 03:02 AM

Very nice bowl
I guess I do mine the hard way, By turning them, however, I think I will have to try your way.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 03:07 AM

Hey Arlin. They are turned, but only around a 1/4” from each side is removed when finished.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 03:19 AM

I think I understand. That would save alot of wood.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 11:19 AM

And a lot of time too. Very nice looking!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 03:50 PM

Your bowls always look just a little better than mine, must be that extra touch of craftsmanship. Mixing
those extra types of wood gives a lot better contrast. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 04:47 PM

hi love your bowls what a splash of colours and shapes great design
thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 05:16 PM

Beautiful Work!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 11:32 PM

I like the colors you chose..intersting, but not garish..neat bowl

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 06:21 AM


-- -"Trying is the first step towards failure!"

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 02:02 PM

Heck of a use for scraps! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#11 posted 06-30-2011 05:43 PM

The bowl is beautiful. I really like the concept of forming the layer, cutting the rings, gluing up, and turning!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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