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Project by WoodenDuckColorado posted 05-21-2011 06:13 AM 1548 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We (my better half and me) like to host summer parties. One of the big hits is Glenda’s salsa and everyone tends to cluster around the one table that had the dip creating a major traffic jam at the food table. So I decided to come up with something that would allow everyone to walk around and socialize.

The bowl bit that I got came with a couple of templates and this was one of them. It was just the right size for a single serving of chips and could hold a glass custard dish filled with the salsa.

After tracing out the pattern on a glued up blank, I remove most of the material using a Forstner bit going down enough to leave 1/2” for the bottom. I then follow up by putting the pattern back on and running the pattern bit around the edge to clean out the rest and clean up the bottom dimples left by the Forstner bit. The next step is to create the walls by using a compass set to 1/2” and follow the inside wall. Then I use my scroll saw and remove the tray from the blank. For sanding I use a combination of a bowl sander for my drill press, a 1” belt sander and a lot of elbow grease.

This works great for veggies too.

The wood for this one is from a water bed frame.

-- Recycle, Repurpose, Restore

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 06:20 AM

excellent idea, if my family knew how to treat wooden dishes I would try to make a few of these LOL.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 02:40 PM

Looks pretty cool.
I like the knots in it. It gives it character.
I like making these as well. They’re a lot of fun.
My kit came with a template as well, but I wanted to copy my mother’s plastic bowl she had which was a few inches smaller in diameter. I wrote about it in my blog.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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