Laminated bowl from maple and walnut

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Project by rkoorman posted 11-09-2011 06:15 PM 1128 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch


A while ago I tried to make a bowl the same way. This time I got the dimensions right , it pays off to make a design and check everything before cutting the wood.

The bowl is about 80mm high and has a diametre of 300mm

Finished on the BeallBuffingSystem!! Thanks to !!


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#1 posted 11-09-2011 06:21 PM

My gosh, that is just wonderful.
I like that when viewed from the top, nothing is too quick to transition, and it just seems to be draped.

I can not imagine turning that.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 06:41 PM

I can’t imagine how my knuckles would feel after turning that!

Looks fantastic

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 06:43 PM

I like the idea from laminating the woods like you did. I saw your other bowl and thought about doing something like that for myself. I hoe that you don’t mind. it nice to see new ideas.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 06:50 PM

I agree with Steve, just wonderful. The stepped edging adds that little extra something.

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

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 07:37 PM

Very nice

-- John

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 08:06 PM

That just doesn’t look right. After about 3-4 minutes on my lathe, I would have had some REALLY nice maple and walnut toothpicks.

Great job. Very creative.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#7 posted 11-09-2011 08:34 PM

Hi Very well done


-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 10:42 PM

now this is different & quite fascinating!

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

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#9 posted 11-10-2011 01:08 AM

Talk about a knuckle buster. Wow.
Great finished product.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 11-10-2011 02:09 AM

Well done.

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#11 posted 11-10-2011 05:38 AM

Very nice looking piece of art. did you turn It from the center out and cut two corners out? thanks!

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#12 posted 11-10-2011 12:08 PM


This is a very simple projects . It “looks” difficult

Start by laminating maple and walnut veneer together
My block was around 350×350mm
Cut a round blank on the bandsaw
Made a bowl on the lathe
Use the bandsaw to cut the shape wanted


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#13 posted 11-10-2011 04:53 PM

It is always simple when someone like you does it, and then the rest of us sneak into the workshop when
no one is looking and discover that after a few hundred hours it is almost simple. Thank you for sharing and
giving us something to drool over and aspire to.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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