Laminated bowl from maple and walnut

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Project by rkoorman posted 1022 days ago 1101 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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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

Looks fantastic

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#3 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

Very nice

-- John

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#6 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

Hi Very well done


-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 1022 days ago

Well done.

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#11 posted 1021 days ago

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 1021 days ago


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 1021 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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