Cherry and Purpleheart bowl 2014-3

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Project by scpruitt posted 02-19-2014 11:39 PM 1255 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and Purpleheart bowl. I received the King Arthur inflatable bowl sanding kit for Christmas and I am really liking it. It makes a world of difference when sanding the inside of the bowls. Made on the scroll saw using the stack ring method. Finished with BLO and clear Poly.

-- Steve

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 11:43 PM

wow, that looks great, I love the pattern, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 11:59 PM

Looks great. I was really surprised when you said stack rings. Now it’s made me want to fire up the scroll saw.

-- --Zach

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 01:22 AM

Very Nice. At first I thought it was done on a lathe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 06:18 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Steve! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Staring up to admire your Halo,usually creates a pain in the neck!

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 04:49 PM

looks great ,i know the cherry was hard to cut , never had the money for the purple heart lol great job , how big are they , mine are about 11 inches wide, make good fruit bowls.

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 07:56 PM

Thanks for the comments. @handyman64, it is about 8” diameter at the top. I didn’t have much of a problem with the cherry. I thought the purpleheart was actually the tougher one to cut.

-- Steve

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 03:13 PM

It came out really pretty. Like the stunning combo of woods and cool pattern. Great job!

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 06:45 AM

So, I’m lost here. Are you saying that’s not turned on a lathe? I haven’t even heard of scroll saw bowls before, must learn more! Can you point me in the direction of a video about it?



-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 02:34 PM

Thanks for the comments. Here is a video that explains the process. I also highly recommend Carole Rothman’s book Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw.

-- Steve

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#10 posted 04-10-2014 02:36 PM

This is a beautiful piece and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 04-13-2014 05:49 AM

Thanks for the link Steve, I’ll check that out. I’m to the point in woodworking where I may not know how to do it, but I’ve usually seen it. Not the case here! I love it when I run across a new technique. Thanks again for introducing it to me, and for the link.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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