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Project by Rockbuster posted 06-19-2013 04:08 PM 769 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl made from plywood from a flooring display sample board. The base of the bowl is just ordinary basic construction plywood, the center section is made from cutting 18 segments of the sample board, and alternating the pieces as they were cut. The 2nd picture shows what the bowl would look like, had everything been even, but picture 3 shows that it was a little off center, and the segments show graduation. The inside view in #4 came out different than I expected, #5 is a shot of the bottom, it kinda looks like a drum this way, the last picture is a shot of what the plywood looks like. The top ring of the bowl is made from 18 pieces of Chac-te-koke, sometimes called Cardinal Wood. Bowl size is 7”X 4”, and is finished with several coats of thinned down BLO, and polished with Howards Feed-N-Wax wood polish and conditioner that contains Beeswax, and Orange Oil.

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-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.





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Wolfdrool

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 04:35 PM

This is a really cool result. Do you use a lathe or a jig to round inside and out?

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 04:55 PM

Spectacular piece! I really like the looks of this one. Would you consider a Tutorial or possibly a Video on how you did this?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Rockbuster

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 05:02 PM

Wolfdrool, Everything was done on the lathe, but be advised, you are going to do a lot of chisel sharpening with this product The inside of the bowl was hand sanded, the out side was sanded with a R O S while the lathe was running, and then hand sanded with different grits of sandpaper.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Rockbuster

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 08:11 PM

Cajunpen I sent you a P.M. hope that it helps.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 03:35 AM

Beautiful bowl, great wood choices….:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 12:00 PM

These bowls make me smile, very cool choice of colors and patterns! I like em.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 06-20-2013 12:21 PM

Agreed with all the above. Bowls like this might inspire me to take up turning. They are lovely!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#8 posted 07-15-2013 03:39 PM

You are amazing! Taking some scrap ply and some old display flooring boards and making this beautiful bowl with it. And it turns out looking like a work of art! I love looking at your work especially because your using whatever wood you can find to turn a beautiful piece! Nice work!!

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

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