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Forum topic by vortexsny posted 01-17-2016 11:16 PM 563 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2016 11:16 PM

Hi,

I’m looking for advice on how to curve a shallow bowl out of olive wood. I glued together a board 12”x6” by 2” thick.

I own a good router and few other tools. The bowl is going to be eleptical and the jig for that is complicated. Can I still use my router or another tool to curve inside and outside shape?

Thanks


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#1 posted 01-17-2016 11:34 PM

Do you have a table saw?

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#2 posted 01-17-2016 11:36 PM

yes, i have a table saw

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#3 posted 01-17-2016 11:44 PM

Make a jig and spin it, raising the blade 1/16” at a time.

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 04:57 AM

my wood blank is a rectangle 12×6. circular jig won’t work.

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 06:03 PM

So make an oval jig and hold your material to one side as you turn it. IDK, Be creative.
If you can’t make that work then use a grinding disk, and hog it all out.
Something like this: They make a lot of different types, do some research

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#6 posted 01-18-2016 06:59 PM


my wood blank is a rectangle 12×6. circular jig won t work.

- vortexsny

Sure it would. Make the hole in the jig 12”. Do the cuts by offsetting it. Slide the jig to one end and First cut one end, then move the jig and cut the center. Then move the jig again and cut the other end.

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