Small Bowl with Texturing Treatment on the Outside Rim

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Project by Mikemccind posted 12-19-2017 02:09 AM 1608 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small 6 inch diameter x 2-1/2 inch high bowl that I turned from a blank of African Padauk. I initially mounted the blank on a face plate ring to turn the outside shape and cut a mortise for remounting. Flipped it around on my four jaw chuck for hollowing out the bowl. Used a newly acquired Sorby texturing tool to embellish the bottom and also to do an edge treatment on the outside of the rim. Cut a couple of accent V’s and burned them with a wire. After power sanding to 600 grit, I finished with a coat of dewaxed shellac sanding sealer and then three coats of Myland’s friction polish. Did a final buffing with Carnauba wax. Sent to Redding, CA for gift to my brother.

-- Mike, North Webster, IN

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 04:26 AM

Thanks for the process rundown.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 04:45 AM

Great turning work. The accent is really beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 05:05 AM

Beautiful bowl and great job on the texture.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-19-2017 07:46 AM

Realy beautiful bowl! I think whatever you made from padouk you can’t miss.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-19-2017 03:35 PM

Beautifully done bowl, really like the base treatment, most often we do not do much there. 5 stars for sure.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-19-2017 04:06 PM

Absolutely beautifully done. I like Padauk wood color. I recently purchase a board of Padauk for accent pieces and it was rather pricey.


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#7 posted 12-19-2017 06:27 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 12-19-2017 06:47 PM

Great bowl. I like the accent work. I have never tried it.

A suggestion for mounting.
Instead of using a face plate I make the first mounting mortise using a plywood template (1/2 or 3/4 plywood about 18” by 6”) with the proper size round hole cut in the center with a circle cutter. I clamp this with the hole centered over the blank (usually with clamps on each end across a corner of my work bench); then with a template guide on my router and an 8 degree dovetail bit I create a mortise. I usually make the mortice in what will be the inside of a bowl and like you finish the bottom before turning it to finish the inside. On rough blanks I sometimes have to flip the piece back and forth a couple of times to get it trued up. Much easier than face plate mounting. I usually do this to prepare several blanks at a time.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 12-19-2017 07:11 PM

Beautiful job all around!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 12-19-2017 09:22 PM

What a fantastic bowl and the wood id wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 12-19-2017 09:41 PM

Great way to treat a lovely piece of timber Mike, bet your brother a happy chappy right now :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 12-20-2017 01:06 AM

Hey now, that is one nice looking bowl!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 12-20-2017 07:29 PM

Very nice…..great finish!

-- Mike

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#14 posted 12-21-2017 12:15 AM

That is one beautiful bowl and great finish on it, too!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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