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Blackie_

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01-07-2012 06:15 PM

I have a question for those that create bowls and turning, I was just at a local farmers market event and after speaking to the person in charge of vendors and him viewing my bandsaw boxes, he said they would sell here but he also suggested that I get into food related wood itmes as a side attraction to my bandsaw boxes to get people interested in my booth, so my quesiton is, what other methods can be used to create bowls becides a lathe if any?

As for as other food related wood crafting, I’m only coming up with cutting boards and wooden utensil’s aside the bowls.

Thanks
Randy

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 07:26 PM

Carve them out with an adze.

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 07:36 PM

Table Saw or RAS, router and a bowl bottoming bit.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 07:55 PM

You can rout out a bowl with a template like this

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2021139/24732/CMT-Bowl-and-Tray-Router-Template-Oval-Angle-Half-CMT-TMP012.aspx

There are several variations in shape.

As an FYI – You usually remove most of the material with your drill press and a large forstner bit. You use the router with a special bit for finish it. You often need a collet extension to get down to the bottom.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 08:15 PM

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 01:04 AM

Oh good, I have all of the machinery that has been mentioned so far. Just recently purchased a scroll saw, but only a 16”

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 01:10 AM

Nah! Ya need a lathe. Bite the bullet and spend a zillion bucks like all the rest of us. Pssst. It is ADDICTIVE!!!
Bill

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 02:04 AM

What Bill said. LOL

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 04:34 AM

trivets make for nice kitchen related items

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 02:16 PM

Thanks for all the great ideas, Crashm, I especially like the trivets idea, looks like I can do this by adding cutting boards and Trivets to my bandsaw box market, maybe adding the lathe / bowls later.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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