Fluted Bowl

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Project by doubleDD posted 09-24-2020 08:05 PM 1145 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This time I had a better idea of what to expect from the first fluted bowl so I went along and selected a nice piece of wood for this one. This is a blank of curly Koa. 6’’’ x 3 1/2’’ and finished with lacquer. The grain in the Koa changes as you turn it in any light. Beautiful piece of wood. I filled in the flutes with thin pieces of Maple this time as not to take away from the curly grain. Not sure if this will be a gift yet, it may end up in my private collection. I’m enjoying making the flutes with this jig. It may be getting a lot of use for Xmas presents. LOL.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 08:06 PM

Just incredible, so beautiful!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-24-2020 08:18 PM

man that is sweet dave your making good use of that new jig.that koa is just say it’s a keeper.

-- 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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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 09-24-2020 08:37 PM

That’s a pretty bowl, Dave!

When are you going to do a pan flute? Or is it flute pan?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 09-24-2020 09:38 PM

Looks like you have your technique well ironed out (though I think your first one is excellent on it’s own!).

Keep it Dave! you can always swap it out if you somehow create an even better rendition 8^)

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#5 posted 09-24-2020 09:53 PM

You aint kidding, that is a fantastic piece of work you freed from that block of fantastic wood.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 09-24-2020 10:33 PM

Wow! Another beautiful bowl Dave! I love the color of that KOA! Picking a nicer grade of wood tells me you have more confidence and it shows!
Sure would make a nice gift but if it were me… in my collection it would go!

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

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#7 posted 09-24-2020 11:57 PM

Thanks Ivan. Simple to make with the jig.

Thanks pottz. Yea I’m still thinking of keeping it but you never know.

Thant’s a good one Dave. I would be willing to make one of those if you’re willing to play it for us. Haha.

Thanks splintergroup. That is a good idea. There will be more coming.

Brian, I got lucky with that piece of wood. I ordered it from Hawaii a few years ago and was waiting for a good use of it. It’s was time to see what was inside.

Thanks Tony. I’m still considering it. I try not to let my private collection get out of hand. At one time I had so many things there was no where to put them so they became gifts. When I say private collection that means it will not get used, display only. You know how fast that can add up if you keep everything. LOL.

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

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#8 posted 09-25-2020 12:25 AM

Again the design is so cool. The bowl is beautiful.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#9 posted 09-25-2020 03:16 AM

Thanks Jeff. I think I accomplished my goal. Mixing things up gives me inspiration.

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

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#10 posted 09-25-2020 09:23 AM

Nice bowl, I think you are getting better at this. Curly KOA must have set you back.

Nice job!

-- Petey

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#11 posted 09-25-2020 10:38 AM

Great bowl, Dave, you are in the groove now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 09-25-2020 10:43 AM

Dave, that is really something, beautiful piece of wood and excellent design.
Congratulations, I’m sure you’re heading for a top 3.


-- 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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#13 posted 09-25-2020 12:25 PM

Dave, it’s fantastic. beautiful forethought and great end result

-- 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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#14 posted 09-25-2020 12:43 PM

Really nice Dave, look forward to seeing more flutes.

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

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#15 posted 09-25-2020 01:27 PM

Hi Pete. Thanks for looking. The Koa was some good change when I purchased it years back. It tok me over a year to find a good size piece and one I could afford. LOL.

Thanks Jim. These add another whole addiction to turning.

Thanks Bob. I do like these fluted bowls. The design is simple and goes good with decor around the house.

Thanks Dick. I hoping to add a few more designs with the jig to see what happens.

Thanks Bob. My wife likes the flute look too. She says they will make great candy dishes.

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

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