Fluted Bowl (filled)

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Project by doubleDD posted 09-13-2020 06:05 PM 1396 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first completed bowl using my new lathe router jig.
I used a 90 degree router bit to make 12 grooves in the bowl. It looked good but with the dark wood they didn’t show up the way I was hoping. I decided to fill the grooves with Ash square strips to highlight it.
Made of Slippery Elm and Ash, finished with lacquer and buffed out. About 6’’ wide x 4 1/2’’ tall.
I had a hard time filling in the rough grain of the elm . It took 5 coats but it was worth it.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 09-13-2020 06:13 PM

Beautiful looking bowl!

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

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#2 posted 09-13-2020 06:15 PM

That’s a real good looking bowl Dave! The filled in flutes look great and I’m surprised at how dark the Elm is, I didn’t know that. The finish shows it all real nice.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 09-13-2020 06:24 PM

I love it , Dave. That is a great idea!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 09-13-2020 06:36 PM

Freakin’ beautiful Dave! That jig is fantastic, and so is the bowl. Nice Job!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 09-13-2020 07:09 PM

Beautiful Dave, great use of your new jig

-- 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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#6 posted 09-13-2020 07:09 PM

Nicr unique shape and incredible finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-13-2020 07:25 PM

Wow Dave! You have just conquered a new look in the world of lathe turning! Outstanding and very Clever! The bowl look super nice! My “sunglasses” are jealous of your Mikita Dave! LOL! (Sorry guys it a joke between Dave and I)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 09-13-2020 07:43 PM

That’s a dang pretty bowl, Dave! I must be kinda dense though. No idea how you blow into it. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 09-13-2020 08:10 PM

Nice to see a guy from the Downers Grove place reaching for the creative sky!

Nice job Dave!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-13-2020 09:30 PM


-- Gary, Florida

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#11 posted 09-13-2020 09:56 PM

man that turned out beautiful,excellent finish.thats a pretty cool jig you made.nice work dave.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 09-13-2020 10:26 PM

That is a beauty Dave, the jig works well and I like the finish. Well done.

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

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#13 posted 09-13-2020 11:40 PM

Proof that there is no end to what can be done to decorate a bowl, nice one Dave!

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#14 posted 09-13-2020 11:48 PM

Thanks woodbutcherbynight.

Hi John. This is slippery elm. I don’t know all the differences between Elm and slippery Elm but I know the slippery elm always seems much darker in color with a strong odor. Also when it’s cut green it has a slippery slimy feel to it.

Thanks Jim. I can see you giving this a try in the near future.

Thanks Jerry. I’ve been wanting to make one of these jigs for awhile now. Wish I made one sooner. Fun.

Thanks Dick. I can change out the top to make different designs on the piece too.

Thanks Ivan.

Tony, LMAO. I hope I get as much use from my Makita as you got from your sun glasses. Or maybe you can build a jig to hold the sunglasses to store them at a different angle.

Hi Dave. It’s easy, hold your breath and I’ll comeback later and let you know when to release. That will get you fluting. LOL.

Thanks Tom. I’m always reaching but not always grabbing onto anything. haha

Thanks Gary.

Pottz, you know we always try new things to keep it interesting.

Thanks Bob. I still have more experimenting to do on the jig but I needed to make something, it was driving me crazy.

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

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#15 posted 09-13-2020 11:59 PM

Great work Dave! Real cool jig!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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