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Project by michelletwo posted 12-14-2011 03:07 PM 1387 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 12-14-2011 08:41 PM

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

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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peteg

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#2 posted 12-14-2011 10:12 PM

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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#3 posted 12-14-2011 10:27 PM

I like it too ! Very nice .

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#4 posted 12-14-2011 10:46 PM

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 12-15-2011 12:35 AM

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 12-15-2011 02:29 AM

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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#7 posted 12-15-2011 08:49 PM

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

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#8 posted 12-15-2011 09:03 PM

interesting bowl well done

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#9 posted 12-15-2011 11:54 PM

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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#10 posted 12-19-2011 06:41 PM

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 12-19-2011 06:47 PM

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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#12 posted 01-16-2012 07:10 PM

I really like that yellow!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#13 posted 01-27-2012 06:30 AM

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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