Decorative Wood Bowls! On the Table Saw! Unbelievable Jig!

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 257 days ago 3211 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you may remember about 4 months ago i posted pics and video of a simple jig designed to make wood bowls on a table saw. That jig was an experiment to see how well it would preform and get a better understanding of the stresses, pressures, and dangers. Much to my surprise the blade deflection and ware turned out to be much less then the standard cove making method on a table saw. The amount of deflection was less then half and the ware was also considerably less as best as i could measure it anyway. As A result of my little experiment I built this following Jig and designed it to be very versatile in use with over 48 indexing points on four different fields. It has the ability cut sets of bowls with perfectly repeatable results. This is still just my proto type. I am planing my next build for an improved version of this jig in just a couple of months.

Video link to see it in action –

As always thanks for watching,

Izzy Swan

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 257 days ago

This is awesome. Great job buddy and thanks for the video. Glad to see you back on LJ’s

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#2 posted 257 days ago

How long did it take you to design and build that jig? It has a lot of moving parts. Great job on the bowls.

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#3 posted 257 days ago

Fantastic jig! Wild and crazy stuff I would have never dreamed up ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 257 days ago

I’m looking forward to seeing the final plans for this beauty.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Izzy Swan

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#5 posted 257 days ago

It took about 14 hours to build. I desinged it as I went along in my head. No plans were drawn up. I knew when I started it what I wanted it do. Its realy a pretty build when it all broken down. Just alot of different things g9ing 9n that make it a bit fancy looking. Lol

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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Izzy Swan

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#6 posted 257 days ago

Thank you Hoss. Been busy with the new baby.. hope you your family are doing well.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#7 posted 257 days ago

Izzy, that fixture is a work of art besides being so very functional!. Stanley tools could not design one like that!!
The designs you can bake with it are endless!.

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas, Izzy…....................Jim

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

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#8 posted 257 days ago

Pretty wild idea. Turns out an interesting bowl.


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#9 posted 257 days ago


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#10 posted 256 days ago

Brilliant Idea!

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#11 posted 256 days ago

Congratulations on putting Bowl Blasters in many wood shops

around the globe Izzy!


Thanks for sharing.

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#12 posted 256 days ago

Wow, genius idea, especially the spiral cutting feature.

-- Julian

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#13 posted 256 days ago

That is the best fixture I have ever seen. I hope you got a patent on it or Rockler will be selling one soon. I remember the “Ringmaster” bowl maker, but yours is so much better.

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#14 posted 256 days ago

pretty cool

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#15 posted 256 days ago

wow, you really took this idea and ran with it, didnt ya. I LOVE IT. Those bowls look incredible. What is your finishing regimen if you dont mind sharing

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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