13" bowls

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Project by SASmith posted 08-16-2012 09:15 PM 2374 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These four bowls were made using the bowl from a board method. The rings were cut on a scrollsaw then glued together. The rough bowl blank was then turned on a lathe.
Constructed of Black Cherry, Silver Maple and PVA glue. Finished with salad bowl finish.
Questions and comments welcome.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 10:07 PM

Very cool great work!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 10:26 PM

Cool project! Keep up the great work!

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 11:00 PM

These are looking really great.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 03:39 AM

Very nice ! I like the color of that Black Cherry. The layers really blend well too. Is the interlocking between the cherry and the maple done with a router bit setup before the rings are cut ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 09:35 AM

I love BfromB bowls..neat design in center

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#6 posted 08-17-2012 09:39 AM

The way you maintained the continuity of the dark inclusion despite pattern stepping in the first bowl is impressive. The patterns are good too. Splendid bowls.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 02:32 PM

At first glance I thought they were finger joint joins, but no that would be too easy for you, you had to do
a reverse dovetail joint to make it even harder. Great looking joints and they make the bowls look good. As
soon as I finish playing with my deck, I am going to have to get back to my lathe. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 08-17-2012 08:27 PM

Thats pretty damn cooll!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 08-17-2012 09:07 PM

MonteCristo, I did make the joints before the rings were cut.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 08-17-2012 09:10 PM

BritBoxmaker, I got lucky with the continuity of the dark inclusion. They normally come out looking like the right side of the bowl in pic 1 and not nice and straight like on the left.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 08-17-2012 09:12 PM

Bluepine38, they are almost finger joints. I used a glue lock router bit to make the joints.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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