My First Large Bowl

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Project by whitedog posted 02-14-2012 11:35 PM 1282 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try a large bowl so I thought I would practice on an old dug fur 6×12 header I had. It came out better than I thought it would, but I still had a few problems. It had a few cracks but it was just practice . It also had a knot that I worked around and put a little inlay in, that came out pretty good. I put in some butterflies on the bottom to see if it will stop the cracks. On the sides I added a little texture by bringing up the grain with a nylon brush on a drill. Overall it came out better than I thought it would . Finished out at 23×5 1/2×3 1/2 .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 11:39 PM

That is a pretty awesome bowl. Great job!!

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 11:50 PM

Nice job on the whole thing. It’s a shame that those butterflys are not easily seen. They are nicely done.

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 12:06 AM

I love the dovetail keys, nice touch! Thanks for posting!

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#4 posted 02-15-2012 01:12 AM

I can’t wait to see the next one. Love the texture and I agree… the butterflies need to be on top.

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#5 posted 02-15-2012 03:20 AM

Great bowl! Very cool!

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#6 posted 02-15-2012 03:26 AM

cool bowl can’t help but wonder why you name is white dog when you have a black dog? :))

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#7 posted 02-15-2012 03:48 AM

Thanks everyone …

Jim… she is one of 3 the other 2 are white.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#8 posted 02-15-2012 03:50 AM

Hi Paul
I thought that might be the case.

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#9 posted 02-15-2012 04:35 AM

This is fine work…...the butterflys…......kudos, they look does the whole effort. Nice Work! Nice Dogs and an Awesome b/w cat btw….lol

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#10 posted 02-15-2012 05:32 AM

Really nice bowl. I think the dogs and cats want to claim it as a food bowl.

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#11 posted 02-15-2012 05:35 AM

wow neat job that man, thoes stiches are great, well done

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#12 posted 02-15-2012 10:14 AM

Beautiful bowl,Paul.

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#13 posted 02-15-2012 01:28 PM

nice carving…love the flowing shape…especially the inside! the crack gives it character, too!

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#14 posted 02-16-2012 03:57 AM

Nice bowl, did you use a router on it? I made a similar bowl using a router with a core box bit is why I ask.

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

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#15 posted 02-16-2012 05:50 AM

Darrell … I used about everything i have ,but not a router. I do have a couple of shallower boards that I would like to use my router on , but it never seems to be my go to tool.

On this one I used a Lancelot style chain on my grinder , then a Arbotech mini grinder, then a Saburr tooth grinder wheel on my grinder, then a little finishing with a power grinder. And a few other things .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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