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A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box #3: Mini bowls - board #3

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Blog entry by sras posted 07-10-2017 04:23 PM 1929 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was just pondering a project for some of my Koa and I realized I never added what I did with board #3.

This was a few years ago but better late than never.

We hosted a dinner for a few years as an auction item for a fundraiser. The dinner featured several courses. The first course was simply some cubes condensed for plums from our tree. The theme was “Harvest” so I chose to and make some mini bowls to serve the first course and used fall themed shapes.

I marked the wood for ripping.

I used the band saw and only cut as much as I needed. The piece at the top of the picture is left over for future use.

There are 10 guests for the dinner so I made 10 mini bowls – 2 each of the patterns shown. The bowls were roughed out with a router.

The flashlight adds some much needed illumination under the router.

The bowls were further shaped with sandpaper and steel wool.

The back sides were also shaped with files and sandpaper to give a thinner edge. They were then finished with mineral oil.

Here they are ready to go out to the table.

They were a nice addition to the dinner. After the second one, we only had nine left, so I cut another one from my left over piece. I still need to do the final shaping and finish.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive



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Albert

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 04:44 PM

Makes me hungry to work in the shop! (or take a trip to Hawaii!)
Good Job Steve.

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sras

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#2 posted 07-10-2017 04:46 PM

Thanks! You could do both…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 07:35 PM

You are a very driven and talented woodworker Steve,
From the images you have posted I guess you used a core box bit or similar?
Also (a suggestion) when you take a break from woodworking check out ebay for some LED lights that you wear on your head.
There are some good powerful CREE types available with a lens that direct the beam.
Cheap as chips too! We couldnt have you getting a chipped tooth

-- Regards Rob

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sras

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 07:43 PM

Thanks Robert! My rule on buying tools is I’ll improvise or borrow the first time, but if I need a tool more than that I’ll let myself buy it. I’m going to go for a lighted router base the next time I need some extra visibility.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 09:03 PM

Only 9 left! Someone was really hungry!!

Nicely done, Steve! I, too, like the method of illumination :^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 07-10-2017 09:13 PM

One of the guest really liked the dish. LOL

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#7 posted 07-10-2017 09:17 PM

Elegant and harmonious with any meal according to the measure they have. Beautiful work !

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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#8 posted 07-10-2017 10:05 PM

Thanks guys! We kind of guessed that someone thought they were a party favor.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 12:09 PM

Nicely done Steve. Way to give it some light. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 07-19-2017 05:57 AM

Thanks for the contribution Steve. As you said better lait than never. I like this project and added it to my favorits.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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