First router bowls

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Project by Andrew Betschman posted 05-23-2012 01:07 AM 2783 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some scarp lumber hanging around the shop. So i made some maple leafs bows.

-- Andrew, Ohio

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 02:39 AM

Well done : )

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 03:08 AM

Very Nice Bowls

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 03:09 AM


Harry should see this!

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 07:59 AM

Way cool, Nice work.

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 08:29 AM

A nice work
Some questions :

What type of glue did you use ?
What finish did you use ?
What size ?
Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 05-23-2012 01:16 PM

Great Project!

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#7 posted 05-23-2012 10:19 PM

Very nice! I think I saw a demo on how to do this on Woodsmith Shop last month. Yours are far superior to the ones demo’d. You could definatly make some jingle with those at the craft shows!

Did you just EYEBALL the routed leaf, or did you have a pattern?

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 02:07 AM

I have just seen it Joe and what a beautiful job he’s made, in fact I’ve now put it on my “try it” list. One thing that I think will make it easier for me will be the use of the ski mounted router which will allow me to SEE exactly where the bit is and what it’s doing. As I always say Joe, The easiest thing in the world is to improve on an existing item, the clever one is the one who comes up with the idea first, as in this case.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#9 posted 06-01-2012 09:20 PM

What type of glue did you use ? tight bond 3
What finish did you use ? mineral oil
What size ? 10”x10.

-- Andrew, Ohio

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#10 posted 06-01-2012 09:21 PM

Thanks guys!!!

-- Andrew, Ohio

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