Monkey Pod Tri-cornered Bowl

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Project by jbschutz posted 10-31-2020 03:49 PM 546 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tri-cornered Bowl. A woodworker buddy gifted me an extraordinary piece of Monkey Pod wood. After some struggles how to make something out of the odd sized scrap…about 8×8x11 inches. I decided to take advantage of the thickness, nearly two inches, and do a lathe project. The bowl is about 8 inches on each side, and the cup stands proud of the top about 1/4 inch. The foot is 3 1/2 inches in diameter and covered with soft leather. The wood is sanded to 220 and finished with Minwax satin poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 10-31-2020 07:56 PM

Sure turned this gorgeous piece of wood into a beautiful bowl .

-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 10-31-2020 10:25 PM

Besides the pretty wood, the title and shape of this project caught my eye. A three corned bowl. Gotta look at that. At first glance I thought you had made two bowls. A tri cornered bowl and then turned a separate typical round bowl placing it Inside the triangular bowl. (I’m logged in using a tablet instead of a full sized PC monitor so some pictures are kinda hard to see). Upon a closer look I see what you did, still I think it’s ingenious they way you pulled it off given the size of what had to work with, Good job making a very unique and attractive bowl.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 11-01-2020 12:21 AM

beautiful bowl,love monkey pod.

-- 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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#4 posted 11-01-2020 01:29 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Ron Stewart

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#5 posted 11-01-2020 06:12 AM

Great looking project. I may have to try one of these in the future. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 11-01-2020 06:22 PM

John, beautiful work as always. I like the lip and shape. They give the piece a professional look. It was a dangerous job having all those edges and spaces flying around as you were turning it. I am sure you were careful to take just a little off at a time and perhaps holding your breath some. Or did you make the piece and then cut the triangle? I would like to have seen a picture of the bottom since you had some space to do that. As always, you have done an excellent job of photoing your work. I look forward to your projects. Keep turning and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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