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Project by Woodenwizard posted 12-23-2012 07:08 PM 1416 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a cut off from a project that was in the trash. I said don’t throw that away, I can make something with it. This is what I came up with. Maple and walnut bowl. A fun project that didn’t take much time (except for the sanding) :) I just hate to throw anything away.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 07:11 PM

new life for an old discard

looks like a great build to me

very nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 07:19 PM

Great save! How did you do this bowl, is it a router carve? or a scroll saw dish?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 07:23 PM

You have nice trash John.
Good save.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 08:56 PM

Good salvage. Gotta use your imagination to not waste.

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 09:01 PM

That’s a great save and a beautifully shaped bowl. Well done John.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 12-23-2012 09:40 PM

Good idea, look very nice…i┬┤wont copy that!!!
Merry christmas for all!!!!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 10:39 PM

Great looking bowl John. I wish I could find trash that nice….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 12-23-2012 10:56 PM

Thanks everyone!

Mike: I used the scroll saw. The scrap was already in this basic shape. Just a little fine tuning and a walnut bottom.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#9 posted 12-24-2012 12:05 AM

You could glue them all together and cut it like a bandsaw box.

-- OkiePaul

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#10 posted 12-24-2012 12:05 AM

Good save

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-24-2012 01:07 AM

I like it. Nice wood combo, and design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 12-24-2012 03:22 AM

I like it!

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#13 posted 12-24-2012 03:32 AM

“Saved from the trash” got my attention. The pics got my appreciation… nice save there, John. I’m just glad you weren’t referring to the oranges.. LOL Thanks for sharing! :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#14 posted 12-24-2012 03:37 AM

Pretty nice looking trash. When it comes to wood, even a toothpick is useful. Nice work.

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#15 posted 12-24-2012 04:52 AM

Paul: I thought about a bandsaw box but already had started on the bowl. I have been thinkinag about trying a bandsaw box maybe the next scrape.

Ted: I probably wouldn’t have noticed the oranges in the trash :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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