free hand routered bowls

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 01-08-2012 12:13 AM 1703 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at free-hand routering these. I didn’t really have the proper setup &I I should have spent more time sanding. Red Cedar.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 12:23 AM

Those are really cool!

-- Ryan

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 12:30 AM

Very interesting and unique

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 01:51 AM

Those are cool! I really like the rustic look.

-- ~~ John . . . . . . . . . Against the Grain Woodworking & Design, LLC

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 03:22 AM

Another vote for the rustic look. :-)

-- Will Hathaway

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 03:49 AM

Look nice – kind of rustic – but will serve their purpose.

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

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 05:21 AM

really unique router bowls, Each project we gain a better prospective as to what we did right and how we can improve or work next time.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 03:10 AM

Cool bowls, rustic is good.I see that you and I have more in common that building porch swings. I tried my hand at routing bowls and learned that;

1) Use a core box router bit. They’re shaped like the end of your finger.

2) There is a lot more sanding going on that I ever would have thought.

3) Sand across the grain.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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