Very Large African Mahogany Bowl - Merry Christmas for my Mother In-Law

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Project by Chris posted 12-30-2011 08:20 AM 1945 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother in-law has been asking for a large salad bowl for a couple of years. I came into possession of a 20×24x4 piece of African Mahogany. The pictures show the process in reverse. The last showing the rough blank and the second is me flattening one face so that I can attach a sacrificial block and the face plate. The rest is pretty obvious.

The finished size is 19.5” x 3.75”

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 11:58 AM

Size does matter after all :)
One great bowl.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 03:54 PM

Very nice work..Great finish.

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 04:17 PM

Beautiful bowl Chris.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 04:52 PM

Very nice!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 04:56 PM

Thats a very big bowl. I hope it is to hold salad for the whole family, if not she really gets into eating salad..
Great bowl either way. I really like using mahogany. It’s so pretty when finished..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 07:09 PM

Yes, women love large bowls. I made one for my wife of a similar size out of maple, not quite as deep
She calls it her 30 person salad bowl.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 11:12 PM

That realy is one for the family occasions Chris, great result well done :))

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

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 11:27 PM

Very nice. Lucky Mother-in-law!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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