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Project by gavinzagreb posted 913 days ago 1540 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They both can be placed upon these board/bowls. ( I bet you were expecting a joke )
Ok, so this is a project I sketched the idea for over a year ago and promptly forgot about. Just before christmas a guy from Greece joined Router Forums and asked if there was a quick and easy way to make something like this with the router. He inspired me to think of ways and means, which I did, but in the end I decided I could do it quicker with my arbortech wood carver attachment on the angle grinder.
The oak mill ends I get for free from the Zagreb city Parks and Gardens department. They buy slabs, and mill it up to make the park furniture. The guy that runs it seems to like me and is happy to give me as much as I can take as well as even running larger stock across their massive jointer and planer from time to time when I need it.
Anyway I was surprised at how easy it was to maintain a relatively even round dish shape using this tool.
Sanding is a bit difficult as there’s a lot of end grain exposed, so in the end I used a nylon brush attachment on the drill which smoothed it out and gave it a bit of a burnishing effect.
Olives in the bowl, cheese on the board, wine or beer in a seperate glass. Enjoy !





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 913 days ago

Cool design, very nice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 913 days ago

Very nice. I really like the way you have done this. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 913 days ago

Nice one.
Now I just have to figure out how to make one of these with the tools I have on hand.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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gavinzagreb

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#4 posted 913 days ago

Thanks guys.
Mike, if you have an angle grinder, you could probably put a small 40 grit sanding disk on it and get the job done.
Maybe drill out the deepest part of the dish with a forstner bit first.
You could even make a pendulum type jig for the router or use a rasp bit in a drill.
Then there is always hand tools if you’re into that.

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 913 days ago

Looks good!

I once used a 10” radial arm saw to make a bowl.
in very small increments, I dropped the blade into the secured work, I swung the motor back and forth on the yoke into the work on each drop of the blade. Makes a bowl the shape of the saw blade.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 913 days ago

Nice work.
In the latest issue of American Woodworker, A guy demos the use of the table saw to make bowls. Essentially, he built a jig to hold the work down on the saw and raised the blade 1/16 at a time and rotated the work within the jig.
Look for the magazine. It’s worth the price, if only for this article.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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gavinzagreb

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#7 posted 913 days ago

I have heard of people doing this with a radial arm saw. I think Harry over at Router forums gave it a try.
The table saw is a new one though.
My bowls are a lot smaller than the diameter of a standard blade.

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will delaney

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#8 posted 913 days ago

Great project! Thanks for the idea.

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 913 days ago

”My bowls are a lot smaller than the diameter of a standard blade.”

I was considering using a 5” blade. Still be a good sized dia. hole, though. What’s the dia. of yours, approximately?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Porchfish

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#10 posted 913 days ago

You could have the diameter you want by turning it on the lathe ! Oh yea !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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gavinzagreb

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#11 posted 912 days ago

You could have the diameter you want by turning it on the lathe ! Oh yea !
I guess you could if you had a lathe. I don’t really know about mounting stuff so far off centre on lathes, because I don’t have one.

Gene, my bowls are about 10 or 12 cm diameter but I’m starting to make some bigger ones. 5 inch sounds good.

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 912 days ago

No lathe here either, Gavin. Well, to be perfectly honest, I have no lathe tools. The Shopsmith, I hear, is a decent lathe. Never tried it.
I do spindles on my shop built router lathe. Now. I can do bowls with the table saw or grinder.
And, different is fun.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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