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Forum topic by Underdog posted 11-16-2015 01:43 AM 627 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Underdog

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11-16-2015 01:43 AM

I had a large cherry bowl roughout that l was going to use for a salad bowl, but it turned out to have bad cracks in the bottom. Now I’m up against a deadline and I’m thinking rather than spend time and money driving to buy one an hour away, I’d just laminate kiln dried 3/4” lumber with waterproof glue- tightbond 2 or 3. Think that’ll work?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"


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#1 posted 11-16-2015 02:21 AM

I laminated some kiln dried black walnut for a salad bowl using Titebond III – still holding together.

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 04:06 AM

Yeah, you can laminate bowls, here’s one I did this summer.

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#3 posted 11-16-2015 12:08 PM

I see I should have been more clear in my question. I’m positive that lamination can be done to make bowls, but….
Is it advisable to do it for a bowl that is functional rather than decorative?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 11-16-2015 12:34 PM

Yes. The argument could be made that a segmented bowl is stronger than one made from a solid piece due to the imperfections in the solid piece of wood like you experienced. The majority of commercial wooden bowls are laminated or segmented. None of mine have failed. I use Titebond lll. Finish the bottom center of the bowl, where the chuck covers, the same as the rest of the bowl to equalize movement.

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#5 posted 11-16-2015 05:41 PM

The laminated bowl I made is in daily use – no problems.

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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