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Dovetail Bowl, 1st turning on new lathe

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Project by WoodGuyNC posted 1165 days ago 2941 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying out my new Delta 46-460 lathe and love it. It’s such a step up from the HF 14”x40” play, play lathe that I had. This is the first attempt in making a dovetail bowl. There are a few errors, but not bad for not knowing what I was doing. It’s made from black walnut and hard maple. It’s almost 5” high and 10” wide. Over all, it was easier to make than you might think.

It’s was late last night when I posted it and left out some details. Just a sliding dovetail joint with a 1/2” router, then I cut the half circles cut on the bandsaw. I was searching on YouTube for something new and found this bowl here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=200B23AC7D271D38 when I first saw it, I said no way, but once you see how, it’s fairly easy to make. I have many idea on how to make them different. From mixing up the wood, like make each layer maple, walnut, maple walnut, by cutting each of the wood in half and making another sliding dovetail.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.





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rance

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#1 posted 1165 days ago

That’s cool. Nice job too. You should consider a blog on the build. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joseph Cataldie

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#2 posted 1165 days ago

Really cool bowl. Stuff like this makes me want to be a better builder. Awesome!

-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA, www.JCcypress.com

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Transition

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#3 posted 1165 days ago

Wonderful concept. Beautiful work!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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FlairWoodworks

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#4 posted 1165 days ago

Neat design. However I think one more doveail in the middle of the bottom would keep the pattern going.

Did you really cut sliding dovetails with a bandsaw?

-- Chris Wong -- http://flairwoodworks.wordpress.com --

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HawkDriver

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#5 posted 1165 days ago

PLease do a blog on how you made this. It’s great!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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murch

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#6 posted 1165 days ago

I saw a bowl like this being turned on youtube. Was that you?
It looks great.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1165 days ago

What a beautiful box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 1165 days ago

Beautiful bowl and great dovetails. I cannot quite see how you can cut those dovetails on a bandsaw, but
then it has been said that I am a few cards short of a full deck. Can you explain or preferably show how
this was done? You really did step outside the box on this one. Thank you for sharing, maybe.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Bill Akins

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#9 posted 1165 days ago

Truely a wonderful bowl. I love incorporating the dovetails and the contrast. I would love to see the process of this. Great job!

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 1165 days ago

Very unique!!!! Great work

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Jon

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#11 posted 1165 days ago

very nice…!

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WoodGuyNC

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#12 posted 1165 days ago

Sorry guys, It’s was late last night and I was excited about it, when I posted it and left out some details. I change the item description above, just reread it.

FlairWoodworks, there are dovetails on the bottom of the bowl, as well as, inside bottom of it. Sort of hard to see at the angle that I took it at.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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Bill Akins

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#13 posted 1165 days ago

I think I found you on youtube. Just watched all 9 segments. Great job.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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Bertha

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#14 posted 1165 days ago

I can’t even wrap my head around how that’s accomplished.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 1165 days ago

Great idea I love new emotions and ideas like this simple , effective ,and we wonder why this is the first time we have seen this being done.Wow it seems so obvious it should have been tried before .I love it well done my friend. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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