Two piece hollow bowl/box

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Project by paplou posted 07-27-2011 12:48 AM 1147 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I do not have the fancy tools for hollowing this type of bowl I just cheated some.
Took two pices of cherry and CA glued 1/8th x 1/2×1/2 inch small maple pieces on one then glued two top board on to them like a sandwich. Marked out my circle on both sides. turned them on center and got the shape I wanted then trued up the centers with parting tool down about 1/2 inch. After that i parted them apart and then hollowed out the inside of each half. CA glued them to gather and finish the bottom and turned center hole. Sanded to 400 then applyed BLO, two coats, then BLO and beeswax.
The one pic shows it setting on a plastic cup so you can see the under it. Its about 3/16 thickness on the walls and 1/8 inch on the top. The bottom is so thin I could not do a final cut, it flexed so much, had to sand starting at 60 grit. The fifth pic shows some of my other work.


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#1 posted 07-27-2011 02:00 AM

Looking good!

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 02:04 AM

Very nicely done. I also like the way you added the wood to get what you wanted.

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 07:43 AM

I applaud your ingenuity! Nice turn.

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 08:52 PM

Nice bowl/box, beautiful wood with a very pleasing shape, you have done some nice work here, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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