Slightly Segmented bowls --Two of them

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Project by BobWemm posted 02-24-2013 06:39 AM 4949 views 15 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Both of these small bowls are roughly 6×3in and are made from broom handle, jarrah dowell and an unknown timber and the body is from Queensland Box. Q box was used for flooring in the past so is a fairly strong timber.
I marked out the circles and divided them appropriately and drilled holes to accept the different sized dowells. Then they were glued in, making sure that there is plenty of glue for a secure bond. The first one I made had some tearing along the dowell edges.
Finished to 400 grit and polished with Shellawax Glow.

Thanks for looking.
C&C welcome.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 08:21 AM

Those are really neat!! great job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 08:26 AM

those are great bowls Bob…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 08:57 AM

What a great idea. Lovely bowls

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 10:28 AM

Very nicely done! :) I like these.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 10:59 AM

An interesting idea and design, well executed, Bob.

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

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 11:33 AM

Great and unique design

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

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 11:55 AM

welcome to Lj’s..I used that technique on bowls from a board & it sure gets people to wonder how’d I do that???

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#8 posted 02-24-2013 01:02 PM

Very creative. I really like the last 2 pictures.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 01:20 PM

Very cool Bob. Neat design.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 02-24-2013 01:29 PM

Another guy with more creativity than me. Beautiful.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#11 posted 02-24-2013 01:45 PM

Great looking bowls and unique too. Nothing better than that combo.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-24-2013 03:18 PM

bravo.very cool

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#13 posted 02-24-2013 03:43 PM

hi very nice bit of work like the dowels in them
welcome to LJ

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#14 posted 02-25-2013 12:03 AM

No question about it! Your bowels are truly beautiful and they are very interesting! I love the way they look.
Excellent Idea!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#15 posted 02-25-2013 12:28 AM

Very nice!

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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