Routered dish for grandpa

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 01-02-2013 07:06 AM 2045 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a routered bowl I made for my grandfather for his 90th birthday. It is made of walnut, maple and cherry, with mahogany “stringing” if you want to call it that. Dimensions are about 12”x6”x 4” tall if I recall correctly. My grandfather is essentially blind, but could make out the different shades of wood. Of course the feel was essential for this project. It is finished with danish oil and buffed / polished with wax for smoothness. He and my grandma both loved it. I love you grandpa!

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 07:17 AM

that is a great lookin pc of wrk I built a few of those type bowls, not that nice though but it has given me inspiration to get out the bowl bits and the imagination, very nice great job happy new year they are hard to sand inside itsa bitch aint it

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 08:18 AM

A lovely looking bowl. You say it’s 4” tall….I didn’t know they made bowl bits that long..learn something everyday. Thanks for sharing.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 08:48 AM

This is beautiful, as is the story that goes with it.

Very good of you to take the time to express your feelings for your grandfather. Most people seem to lose interest in older relatives, as though they are a burden.

I’m sure he treasures it.


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#4 posted 01-02-2013 05:32 PM

Wonderful bowl ,I really like the wood combination and the super craftsmanship.

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 09:40 PM

How thoughtful of you to make that beautiful bowl for your grandfather!

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 02:42 PM

What a great piece and even a greater gesture for Grandpa, who is very happy with the present. Great job!


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#7 posted 01-04-2013 01:27 AM

Great looking bowl great wood choices

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 08:07 AM

It’s realy awsome.Colours are great!Shape too.

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 09:15 PM

I am new to woodworking – thanks for the idea of routering to achieve this shape. I am looking to make a similar shape as a pedestal.

I also love that this is for grandpa :). Very thoughtful!

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