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Project by Blackie_ posted 591 days ago 1736 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: Bandsaw Bowls or display trays cut and crafted from a spalted hackberry limb.

Build: This project was spun from leftovers, a 1 1/2 thick x 5 1/2” round left over from part of a limb left remaining from yet another project that I was just able to toss into the trashcan when it spoke out to me before leaving my hand saying hold on there’s still more to me yet so I kept my grip and grabbed my log jig once more fastening it to the jig I took a 1/4” off of one end making it the bottom and grabbing my pencil I created a 3/8” circle and off to the blade it went, since I still had yet another plug of wood once again I said why not do it again. :)

Finish both are finished in one coat of Tung Oil and several coats of wipe on poly these bowls took several coats of poly due to the density of the wood, I then applied a final coat of Minwax finish paste wax which is a 3 day process to give these bowls their natural beauty and appearance.

Scope: I wanted to create something a little different and also changing it up a bit and not having a lathe this is what I came up with. :)

Thanks so much for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 591 days ago

They look really nice Randy! Love the grain in these. Band saw’s are good for a lot of things, I’m without a lath also.
It didn’t take you long to use Big Al’s finishing method. Nice work, I can see a little of the shine on the edges!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 591 days ago

After seing these, I am headed to the shop to make some.

You did a great job on these and they finished out fantastic. Again..nice job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 591 days ago

What a good idea, Randy. I never thought of band sawn bowls. You could make a set of 3 matching bowls that would store easily and make great nut/other serving bowls. I sense another possibly good seller.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 591 days ago

Great idea. May have to try this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 591 days ago

Very nice bowls Randy….I never thought of bowls on a bandsaw but it is a great idea.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 591 days ago

Another hit Randy. Nicely done and great way to expand your BSB skills and hopefully your market.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 591 days ago

I’m also one of the ones who never thought of this.
I’m going to give it a try.
Thanks Randy.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Hawaiilad

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#8 posted 591 days ago

Great idea Randy. You did a very good job of hiding the cut in line.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 591 days ago

Thanks everyone for your comments

woodshaver They were quick and fun to make and Big Al’s finish method I love it.

jaykaypur Make sure we get to see them. :)

Donna Thanks for that great idea I never thought of a nut holder and hoping they do great in sells.

Monte Have fun.

Greg yea this idea just came to me, my mind is always thinking of what I can make.

John I’m hoping they do great in sells.

Eric Have Fun

Larry The trick is to follow the grain sorta like pealing an Apple, you take a long slice in as you follow the grain to the mark then stay on the mark.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Surfside

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#10 posted 591 days ago

Excellent choice of finish and wood . Very sharp idea!

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Surfside

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#11 posted 591 days ago

Excellent choice of finish and wood . Very sharp idea!

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Roger

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#12 posted 591 days ago

That wood is just way kool. You bring the beauty out of it with your fine cuttin expertise. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 591 days ago

Randy, thanks for the mention. Your bowls look great. If you are working on so much end grain you might be time ahead to do two coats of tung oil first. Soon after the first coat starts to set up a bit, add a second coat and wipe it off with a paper towel. tung oil seems to fill the grain a little quicker than poly. Did you use the foam brushes? This is a neat idea. At first I thought…”You can’t make nesting bowls with a band saw.” I looked, thought, and read your article and realized you could and did. Great project and beautiful job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 591 days ago

Surfside Thanks for that nice comment.

Roger these bowls are from my stock pile. :)

Big Al You are welcome and thanks also thanks for that extra tad-bit of advise, yes I did use the foam brush, the way I applied it was I used a plastic throwaway drinking cup in between coats I would dump back in the can any left over, leave the brush in the cup and place both in a zip-lock plastic sandwich bag, I got another tad-bit of information that I could make my own wipe on poly instead of buying it, I might give that a go and some point.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 591 days ago

Good job on those ‘nesting’ bowls. I made several of these from glued up scrap and everyone who sees them can’t figure out how they were done. Fun! I use Spar Urethane to make my wipe on as the oils in it seem to enhance the grain more that regular poly (but it does impart a little amber color which I like).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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