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When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.
The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You’ve heard me discuss my “hybrid” approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn’t require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.
Topics Covered: <ul><li>Milling wide boards using the “hybrid” method.</li> <li>The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.</li> <li>Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.</li> <li>Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.</li> <li>Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.</li> <li>Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges. </li> <li>Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.</li></ul>
Purchasing the following products will help support the show:
|Contoured Profile Sanding Grips|
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.
|Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates|
The candy, chips and cheeses won’t look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.
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