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Project by TheDane posted 10-02-2019 02:44 AM 776 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yarn bowls #54, #55, and #56 ready to go to gallery night!

These are mahogany and maple … each is about 6-1/2” in diameter with a floating base.

-- 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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Druid

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#1 posted 10-02-2019 03:41 AM

Lot of careful work in those. What is the average start-to-finish number of hours?
Well done. :)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 10-02-2019 06:45 AM

Please explain “floating base.”

-- Mark

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#3 posted 10-02-2019 09:53 AM

Magnificant!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-02-2019 10:08 AM

Good idea. How do you cut the slot?

-- Petey

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#5 posted 10-02-2019 02:32 PM

Please explain “floating base.”

- Mark Wilson

A floating base is essentially a disk that is inserted into a groove that is cut into a segmented ring (as opposed to a solid disk that forms the base). There are a number of different ways to do this … I use a router with a slot-cutter.

The purpose is to prevent the base of the piece from cracking. A large solid base is subject to wood movement with seasonal changes in humidity.

-- 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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#6 posted 10-02-2019 02:37 PM

Lot of careful work in those. What is the average start-to-finish number of hours?
Well done. :)

- Druid

I do them in batches (never do a one-off!). I did these in three days, working on them about 2-1/2 hours each day … you have to allow time for glue to cure.

-- 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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#7 posted 10-02-2019 02:49 PM

Beautiful bowls!

Jim

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

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#8 posted 10-02-2019 03:11 PM

Gerry,
How do you cut the slot in the side with the irregular surface? It can’t be a band saw or even a scroll saw because of the other side of the bowl. And since they’re all the same, you must use some kind of jig. But I’ve looked at these several times and I could never figure out how they did that. Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks.
Dave

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#9 posted 10-02-2019 04:57 PM

Beautiful Bowls, good work!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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TheDane

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#10 posted 10-02-2019 06:58 PM

Gerry,
How do you cut the slot in the side with the irregular surface? It can t be a band saw or even a scroll saw because of the other side of the bowl. And since they re all the same, you must use some kind of jig. But I ve looked at these several times and I could never figure out how they did that. Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks.
Dave

- ddockstader

I do it with a router and jig …
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-- 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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#11 posted 10-02-2019 08:18 PM

Nice work, Gerry. What is the purpose of the two holes on the side of the slot? I always thought that the end of the yarn would be pulled through the slot to keep the yarn from tangling as the project progresses, so I need some education. Thanks in advance.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 10-02-2019 09:44 PM

Nice work. Awesome post, you have answered the pertinent questions, and the inclusion of that J jig pulled it all together.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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TheDane

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#13 posted 10-03-2019 01:05 AM

What is the purpose of the two holes on the side of the slot?

Needle storage. When the knitter puts the piece they are working on aside, they jam the needles into those holes and into the ball of yarn.

-- 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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#14 posted 10-03-2019 04:35 AM

Very COOL Yarn bowls…

Very useful for knitters… Beautiful work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#15 posted 10-03-2019 04:38 AM

Gerry,
That is fantastic. That was really mind boggling. Thanks.
Dave

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