Quilted Maple Bowl with Cocobolo Rim

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Project by mcjibbin posted 01-18-2011 12:01 AM 2300 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quilted Maple bowl with a Cocobolo rim. I roughed out the bowl shape in the maple, then glued mitered pieces of Cocobolo onto the rim. Then I did the final turning on the bowl. The bowl was rubbed with many coats of oil over the period of a week or so, followed by a final coat of beeswax.

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 12:08 AM

Man, that is a very nice looking bowl…the contrasting woods work well together

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 12:09 AM

Simple, yet beautiful design. Bowl looks great and good choice of woods. Maybe one day I’ll get into turning.

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 12:17 AM

hi very nice bowl i like it


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#4 posted 01-18-2011 01:41 AM

Beautiful Bowl! Nice rim! Crap now there’s another thing to try.

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 03:23 AM

Glueing the mitered pieces on after turning the bowl sounds tricky. Yep, another thing to try

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 04:14 AM

Very nicely done, looks great, good job.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 06:36 AM

Hey guys, thanks for all the great comments! I’m brand new to LumberJocks, so thank you for the warm welcome. I think I’ll probably be spending a good deal of time here now…

RE: DanEGood – I basically just rough-turned the bowl before gluing on the mitered Cocobolo – the bowl rim was still real thick – like 1-1/4”. Then, I glued on the Cocobolo strips (approx. 1-1/2” wide by 1/4” thick), and finally went back and turned the bowl to final shape & finished. It just seemed easier to me to do it that way, but I was pretty much just experimenting. Luckily it ended up turning out pretty well – I love it when that happens…

P.S. – Is there a way to reply to someone’s specific comment, or do you just add your comment to the bottom of the thread?

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 07:22 AM

Very well done. That is a good way to save wood! To reply to someone, go to their home page and send a private message. Welcome, and good luck keeping up!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 01-18-2011 09:30 PM

beautiful…love the concept, combination and execution on this. I’m just starting to turn bowls, I hope you don’t mind if this one goes in my memory bank for down the road.


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#10 posted 06-30-2011 05:13 AM

Gorgeous bowl !! Makes me want to get down to the shop and fire up my lathe : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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