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This wood was rather non -descript, and I agonized for awhile as to what to do with it. I finally decided to make some router cut designs on it & then paint it with yellow milk paint. I roughed it up a bit, to make it look old and used. (for those of you who do not know how to use a router on a lathe, just about any router book has plans to suspend a router over a lathe bed)
Hope you like this cheerful yellow bowl.

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





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hairy

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#1 posted 988 days ago

I like it! I would like to try a router sled on the lathe someday. It’s on my list. Nice work!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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peteg

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#2 posted 988 days ago

Great to try new ideas Michelle & this is certainly different, the yellow & black work well, a fun piece to make never come across Milk Paint?? whats that all about??

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

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moment

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#3 posted 988 days ago

I like it too ! Very nice .

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 988 days ago

hi peteg: milk paint is “old paint” made from milk in the old days. It comes as a powder and you mix it with water. If you have seen old windsor chairs or shaker oval boxes painted, then this is what they use. I believe Highland Hardware in Georgia carries it. You can mix powders together & get the colors you want.

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

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peteg

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#5 posted 988 days ago

Thanks for that michelle, I hade a look on the net & see it is made from skim milk & hydrated lime so I might have a go, your result looks cool :))

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 988 days ago

Well this is quite an attractive bowl! I love the simplicity of it and the routed design looks great! The milk paint contrasting with the black looks great, too. It reminds me of an old native American bowl. Cool project!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 987 days ago

Fantastic job love the design and the color.Well done.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 987 days ago

interesting bowl well done

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 987 days ago

You’ve got something there, Michelle. I look forward to further developments

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

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LittlePaw

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#10 posted 983 days ago

That’s a really nice bowl, Michelle. How big is it and how is the router hooked up to the lathe?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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michelletwo

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#11 posted 983 days ago

the bowl is about 8 inches.
I built a 3 sided box with slots on top for the router bit to stick thru.I use template guides to run in the slot. .you need to have a bolt thru the bottom & a large washer under the bed to hold it tight. I forget where I got the idea, but you should be able to find it somewhere by googling. it’s really quite easy..you must have a lathe with an index capability

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

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smithy

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#12 posted 955 days ago

I really like that yellow!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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mmh

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#13 posted 944 days ago

I LOVE the character this bowl has!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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