Scrollsaw bowls

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Project by delabios posted 09-11-2012 01:21 PM 3261 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made using the following: Combination of Dewalt scroll saw 788, RIDGID Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander , and DEWALT 5 in. Low-Profile Random Orbit Sander.

Bowls a combination of:
  • Poplar and cherry
  • Purpleheart and pine

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 03:22 PM

I never would have thought to combine purple heart and pine. It provides a nice contrast.

Thanks for opening my eyes to another combo. Great work too.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 03:25 PM

It was more by accident than design, I had the pine sitting around and it was the same thickness as the purpleheart; a planer is on my wish list. They worked very well in tandem, gluing and cutting.

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 05:03 PM

Very nice.
Did you use a “bowl press” to glue the rings together or just stack a bunch of heavy stuff on top? Also, do you make 2 at a time and end up with bowls that are negative images of each other? (I have only made a pine bowl to see if I could but it was neat to make a bowl out of 7” x 7” piece of 3/4” pine)

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 05:17 PM

Yes, I made a bowl press, workd much better than stacking and multiple clamps. I have only done one at a time so far, but have thought of multiples (types of woods, thicknesses) using the same template to I can mix and match. I use pine most often as it is inexpensive, sands easy, and can be stained or painted.

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 04:17 AM

They look realy amaizing

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 05:14 AM

You did a great job of glue up and then cutting the rings. Have you tried making large bowls…like 12 – 18” wide? I have had a ball making bowls this way. When we were selling them at the local Farmers Market, we had allot of people pick them up to look at and hold and to ask tons of questions of course. Most people thought they were either made on a lathe or shipping in from another Country. But thank goodness there were many people that liked them enough to spend $$ on one. Both smaller bowls and the larger bowls sold. Keep up the great work!!

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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