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Project by bradnelson posted 09-02-2012 01:05 AM 2895 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut the bowls on the scroll saw. I used maple and padauk, purple heart, cherry, curly maple.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 02:35 AM

Not sure how you cut these, but they’re really cool.

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

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Jason™

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 07:23 AM

Same here a scrollsaw??

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 08:23 AM

Awsome scrollsaw work,they look realy nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 12:57 PM

Looks good. I tried making one a few weeks ago and it didn’t go as planned for me so I gave up.

For the other posters asking how, watch this video:
http://www.scrollsawer.com/videos/making-beautiful-bowls.html

Basically, you angle your table enough so that when you stack the ring you cut out on top of whats left of the board, it has an overlap of the same thickness of your ring. I was going to try it on the bandsaw as well and just enter from outside of the ring and close the kerf. Might still work.

The technique allows you to make non-circular bowls, which turning does not.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 06:45 PM

Nice job! Good choice of wood, and good work on the cutting, sanding and finishing.

-- check out my blog at http://scrollsawbowls.com

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 09-02-2012 08:04 PM

I see you have had fun with Carole’s book as well. I think I have made about 100 bowls this way. Yours look very nice. Hard to believe a round bowl can come from a flat board so fast. How did you like all the sanding? I use the Jet for sanding and then finished them up with the round ball sander on the drill press.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 09-02-2012 10:28 PM

Very nice. I think I’d be tempted to call some of them “baskets” instead.

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

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