Plywood Scroll Saw Swag Bowl

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Project by Bob Collins posted 09-28-2013 09:15 AM 1974 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just discovered that scroll saw wood work cam be as much fun as being on the lathe, This is an 8” diameter
3” high bowl of plywood and red gum insert. This is my first effort at this style, I cut the rings a bit thin but managed to get it reasonable. Any clues from experienced scroll sawers welcome , so are comments.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 09:51 AM

AA-HA, tricky way but it is very nice. BEAUTIFUL.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 12:05 PM

Wow, Bob, that is really neat. Do you have an shots of the process to get the red gum pattern lined up like that?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 12:05 PM

Well done Bob…very cool bowl.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 01:07 PM

Great job Bob! If you dont mind my asking, how did you make this? Love it

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 03:25 PM

Your bowl is beautiful. I don’t know how you can consistently cut such thin layers. Awesome.

Check out this ladys work:

She has a book and youtube videos and several articles on the scrollsawer site.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 10:16 PM

Just love the way you’re always looking for something new Bob, :: ))
This theme looks like it has a bit more mileage in it yet, nice job Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 09-29-2013 12:02 AM

Thanks Vicki, I did stumble onto one of her videos on and just had to have a go but it could be addictive.
Boss and Jim if you have a look at the above site and follow it through it will save me explaining, she also has two videos on laminating. Pete, I saw it and just had to do it, addictive, I have another 4 patterns cut out.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#8 posted 09-29-2013 01:40 AM

wicked cool!!!

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#9 posted 09-29-2013 01:58 PM

Great job i made a few myself awhile back,and it is fun Love your design.

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