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Project by SASmith posted 07-24-2011 07:08 PM 1612 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few pictures of my latest bowls.
Pics 1 and 2: A britboxmaker inspired bowl. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51001. An 11” diameter bowl constructed of Sycamore and Ambrosia Maple. Finished with mineral oil and beeswax. I stacked the maple and sycamore and cut freehand on the bandsaw to get the pattern.
Pics 3 and 4: A poroskywood inspired bowl. http://lumberjocks.com/poroskywood/blog/10833 An 11” diameter bowl constructed of Walnut and Cherry. Finished with mineral oil and beeswax.
Pic 5: The flat bowl blanks.
Pic 6: A 10” Catalpa bowl with maple strings still wet with mineral oil.
Thanks again Scott and Martyn

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 07:16 PM

Wow!. Those are epic.

Thanks for the mention. I don’t know how I’ve missed your work up until now. Your on the Buddies list so it won’t happen again.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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MShort

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 07:31 PM

Both bowls are beautiful.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 07-24-2011 09:40 PM

very cool..I like the way you incorporated other ideas into your turnings..they look terrific. I also like that you gave credit to both.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Karson

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#4 posted 07-24-2011 09:44 PM

Very nice bowls. A unique process. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 07-25-2011 02:23 AM

These are great. I’m just scratching my bald head. :-)

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

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lanwater

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#6 posted 07-25-2011 06:54 AM

Very nice bowls.

I am curious: did you cut BritBoxmaker patern on the scrollsaw or did you use the router like he did?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 07-25-2011 07:53 AM

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#8 posted 07-25-2011 03:07 PM

Great way to take a design, put a new twist on it and make it look even better. Just as soon as my 6 yr.
old great grandson finishes using my shop, I am going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing.

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

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SASmith

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#9 posted 07-25-2011 09:15 PM

Thanks for all the comments.
lanwater: I used a bandsaw to make the blank in pic 5. I then used a scroll saw to cut the rings from that blank.
Here is a link to one of britboxmaker’s blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/BritBoxmaker/blog/24498 It is what I call the “stack and cut method”. In that blog britboxmaker uses a jig to cut the curves. I just marked out the pattern with a compass and cut the lines freehand. The jig is a great idea but I did not know if this would turn out so I went the quick way without having to make the jig. If I make more of these I will be making a jig like Martyn.
CharlieM1958: Any cuttingboard pattern can be make into a bowl. http://lumberjocks.com/SASmith/blog/20704
There will be distortion in the pattern from the bevel cuts, but in the case of these bowls the distortion is a plus.

Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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