Double Wave Bowl

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Project by TheDane posted 01-23-2019 04:55 PM 639 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Segmented bowl with 2 waves. Constructed of hard maple, red paint air-brushed, and finished with 5 coats of wipe-on polyurethane. Measures about 11 inches in diameter, and 6 inches high. Inspired by the Wave Bowl technique created by John Beaver.

I built the bowl over-sized to account for the waves, then cut the waves from the over-sized bowl on the band-saw using a special jig patterned after one designed by John Beaver. Once the waves were cut, I re-assembled the bowl on the lathe (with MDF spacers in place of the waves) and turned the bowl’s outside profile to final dimension. I painted the waves, then glued them in place using a set of registration dowels. Doing it this way, I get a near-perfect match in the brickwork and glue lines between the segments.

The MDF spacers were ‘kerfed’ to allow them to bend without getting them wet or heating in the microwave.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 01-23-2019 05:08 PM

Very unique bowl.

I like it well too.

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

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#2 posted 01-23-2019 06:33 PM

Very cool. those waves are so unique…they realy pop up.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-23-2019 07:29 PM

Wow, this is really eye catching.
The maple is so white and clean that the red really jumps out at you.
Outstanding….....Very well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-23-2019 08:41 PM

Interesting technique Gerry. Looks good.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 01-24-2019 04:11 AM

Amazing work. Those waves really set it off.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 01-24-2019 06:09 AM

That is gorgeous, love how you did this.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 01-24-2019 06:25 AM

Very COOL… Beautiful…

Keep up the good work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 01-24-2019 05:55 PM

Looks down right smart. I was planning to make one of those jigs but had forgot about it, thanks for the reminder.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-24-2019 10:21 PM

You went from making furniture back in 2008 to making art. Beautiful piece.
I also like the color of your blue bowl.

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 01-25-2019 12:04 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#11 posted 01-25-2019 06:16 PM

Very unique! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bowl done like this, it’s very attractive. I’m not sure how you did it, but I really like it. Congrats on your DT3.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 01-25-2019 08:39 PM

I’m not sure how you did it …

Me neither! LOL

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 01-28-2019 03:42 AM

Awesome work

-- Vince

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