Heart Bowl

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Project by Sumdume posted 12-26-2011 05:24 AM 1713 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bowl for a Nephew’s wedding. It is maple and cedar. I purchased the pattern online. The inside waste was removed with a router with a CMT bowl bit and collet extension. The exterior waste was removed with my Rikon bandsaw.

I am not satisfied with the proportions. It seems that the Maple layers are too thick. What do all y’all think?

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 06:53 AM


I have not tried making bowls with a bowl bit yet, but it seems to show terrific results. This is a fantastic pattern.

I think porportionally it looks just fine.

If you are personally worried about the Maple being too thick I would make the top maple layer slightly thinner but leave the bottom as it is. That way the top Maple layer acts more like an accent instead of actually part of the bowl.

Great job and very nice finish!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 06:54 AM

Nice bowl with cool woods too.


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#3 posted 12-26-2011 09:13 AM

Wow, that is just so good…

-- Be safe.

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 06:37 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 04:36 PM

thats beautiful! i think the dimensions are perfect

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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