Stacked segmented wood bowl

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Project by Jake Brain posted 07-19-2011 03:49 AM 3672 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a bowl made from a single 10 inch long and 7 inch wide soft Maple with Walnut , African Padauk, Purpleheart trim. The Maple is cut into concentric elliptical segments at a 25 degree angle then they are glued and stacked. I then shaped the outside with a 10 inch sanding disk and the inside is shaped with a 1 ½ sanding drum. I includes a drawing of the of the wood layout.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 04:32 AM

WOW is that an eye catcher. Beautiful bowl!!!!!!! That really came out perfect!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 04:47 AM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 05:50 AM

Very cool!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 10:51 AM

Great work, I like the paduak and purple heart in this nice touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 01:29 PM

Great work…...fine craftsmanship

-- Ray,Iowa

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 02:01 PM

Bowls don’t usually catch my eye but this piece is a delicate little flower.
Nice wall thickness, grain pattern, contrast. Whats not to like.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 02:19 PM

very awesome! nice wood combo also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 07-19-2011 03:30 PM

Very beautiful bowl, that lamination and sanding is a lot of work, but you really made it pay of on this
bowl. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 07-19-2011 04:33 PM

I really like this bowl and like Martyn, I’m not really a bowl guy either. The design is elegant, the workmanship first class and the colors work beautifully.

I particularly like the subtle accents.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#10 posted 07-19-2011 06:51 PM

that looks really good. I can’t wait to try one of those.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#11 posted 07-19-2011 07:11 PM

Nice! I bet it took a long time to sand it, great job.

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#12 posted 07-19-2011 08:58 PM

Sounds like a lot of sanding but the end result was worth the effort. You can hardly see
the joins. Great stuff. Really fine job.

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

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#13 posted 07-19-2011 10:34 PM

Very creative and beautiful!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#14 posted 07-19-2011 11:52 PM

What a lovely clean piece, very well done Jake, the contrasts work very well together

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

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#15 posted 07-20-2011 01:17 PM

Superb looking project. Well executed.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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