Another bowl attempt

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Project by RyanGi posted 07-15-2021 08:15 PM 545 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another bowl attempt and I’m happier with the mechanical outcome. The pattern leaves something to be desired in my mind, but it was my first go at laminating together scraps to make a blank. To that end, it didn’t turn out so bad. Scrap walnut, maple and cherry.

Finish sanded up to 600 with Abramet pads, then buffed with Dr. Kirk’s Scratch Free. Sealed with some 2# shellac. Smooth as a baby’s bum, I decided to add some more shellac. It immediately became gummy. Pretty sure the first coat wasn’t completely set. I sanded back down a bit, then back up, then buffed again, and more shellac. Not as nice as before, but still a very smooth finish. Then some renaissance wax and called it a day. I’m really impressed with the Scratch Free…gives a really nice finish.

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#1 posted 07-15-2021 10:34 PM

nice one.keep at it your doin great.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-16-2021 01:34 AM

That a nice bowl… oh wait… or is a cup?! LOL Maybe you have giant hands! Either way nice job. ;)

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#3 posted 07-16-2021 01:46 AM

Ha! That picture does make it look a little cup-like. Diameter of the lip is actually about 6.5”, but the inside diameter is about 5”. So maybe a cereal bowl…er, cup?

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#4 posted 07-16-2021 01:50 AM


Nice job on your bowl.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 07-16-2021 04:30 AM

Nice. Keep it up.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 07-16-2021 12:03 PM

good lookin bowl – wolud like to see glue up pics

-- 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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#7 posted 07-16-2021 12:59 PM

Failed to take any glue up pics on this one, that was dumb. I’ll remember next time!

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#8 posted 07-16-2021 02:24 PM

Yeah the patterned doesn’t flow and that conflicts with my OCD. I do like the shape of it however….perfect for tossing in your keys/wallet/watch etc.
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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#9 posted 07-17-2021 08:39 AM

well if your not happy with it being a bowl it will make a nice derby day hat!

Not forgetting of course the construction process is all part of a project story.

-- Regards Rob

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