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Project by Cliff posted 10-03-2018 06:16 AM 1161 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I still have heaps of scrap Plywood and attempted to make Four Bowls, Three of them are now in the scrap heap beyond repair. This one survived. It is 6 3/4 inches Diameter and 3 inches deep and finished with two coats of Danish Oil.

My Scrolling leaves a lot to be desired as I had to do heaps and heaps of sanding and ended up with a wall thickness of 1/8 of an inch. I was sanding away and trying to smooth out all my mistakes. So if you have a close look you will see all sorts of lumps and bumps and an uneven thickness around the rim of the bowl.
I reached a point where unless I stopped sanding I would end up with an invisible Bowl, Ha Ha.

But overall it was a fun project.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#1 posted 10-03-2018 06:18 AM

Looks A OK from my stand point Cliff.

BTW how are all the new parts behaving?

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 10-03-2018 06:23 AM

Thank you Rob, That is very kind of you.

New parts are going well . It is very sobering to think that not so many years ago a bad hip or knee could put someone in a wheel chair for life. I am very grateful to our wonderful Surgeons.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#3 posted 10-03-2018 06:29 AM

that bowl looks great to me
most important is you have a fun
When you call neighbours to play football?

-- bambi

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 06:30 AM

Really nice bowl, I do scroll saw bowls quite often and I can tell you round ones are the hardest to make look good, turners do a good job on lathes that’s the problem . I found I get better results going for weird shapes, hearts, ovals or square with rounded corners they hide a multitude of sins and usually end up taking less sanding .
But you did a great job here

-- MJ. Scotland

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#5 posted 10-03-2018 06:34 AM

Yep, top job Cliff

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 10-03-2018 08:12 AM

Looks good to me Cliff, agree with MJ’s comments, odd shaped bowls are better for scrollsawing. That one turned out great Cliff, keep that scrollsaw purring.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 10-03-2018 10:04 AM

bambi…Thank you for the nice comments. Football is on tonight…you can bring the Beer. Ha Ha



Mjbwood. Martyn, Thank you for your very encouraging words. Great advice about the different shapes…I will try some different shapes . Much appreciated.



Peter. Thank you. Best wishes to you.


Bob..Thank you, I appreciate your comments. I bought a heap of different blades and matching drills from a Lady down South. I cant think of her name at the moment. but she has some good Scroll Saw Gear on line.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 10-03-2018 10:27 AM

Cliff, I have made a couple hundred bowls on the RM but even with all that, I would never attempt one on the scroll saw. It takes a LOT more expertise on the sc than it does on the rm.
I know that’s a long way around to compliment you on a good looking bowl but I hope you get my point –

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 10-03-2018 12:48 PM

Dick. Thank you very much, your comments have made my day. I feel like running down to the Shop right now and starting another project.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 10-03-2018 01:03 PM

not a thing wrong with that bowl that I can see GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 10-03-2018 02:15 PM

My first thoughts were you made this on the lathe. It looks good from here regardless of the bumps. (I really don’t see them) I couldn’t imagine how much sanding it would take that way. Either way, you did a great job.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 10-03-2018 07:00 PM

Nice bowl, Cliff. Pretty soon you be looking at a Ringmaster!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 10-03-2018 08:09 PM

Nice bowl Cliff. I still have a couple of the first larger scrolled bowls I made…wow, I sure got better. I use at the scroll saw table to hold small pieces. So there is always a use for most things we build.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#14 posted 10-04-2018 04:36 AM

GRBHUNTER. Tony, Thank you very much for your nice comments.


Dave. Thank you….Yes it certainly took a lot of sanding.

Jim…Thank you….. I had a look on the net to see what Ring Masters looked like. I hadn’t heard much about them before. They look pretty impressive.



HawaiiLad. Larry, Thank you. Yes the scroll saw is certainly a great shop tool.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 10-04-2018 04:39 AM

Pretty cool scrollsaw bowl…I would never guess it wasn’t made on lathe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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