Laminated Bowl

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Project by LewH posted 12-31-2011 09:24 PM 1261 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small bowl (approx. 4” in dia.) made from a laminated blank I purchased. The woods were not identified in the blank but it looks like yellowheart, bloodwood (or maybe bubinga), possibly oak and then walnut at the center.

I enjoy detailing the bottom even though it may not be seen by the casual observer. I think that is a holdover from my time as a kick-wheel potter. At craft fairs when looking at the pottery I will often examine the bottoms because you can easily tell the true crafts people.

My goal is to work up to laminated bowls but I would hate to do an elaborate glue up just to ruin the piece through lack of experience.

-- Smile!

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 11:10 PM

Nice little bowl. You are correct about the bottom of the bowl – it’s a detail that identifies you as a craftsman that takes pride in their work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 11:59 PM

Nice bowl!

I know what you mean about the bottom. Just finished a spalted maple bowl. The wood was so pithy that I was afraid of ruining the foot while trying to touch up the bottom.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 05:25 AM

very nice turning. did you use a dovetail to do the bowl interior?

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 05:46 AM

A super looking bowl Lew

-- Custom furniture

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