Laminated Bowl

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Project by Ron Ford posted 01-11-2014 03:19 PM 1925 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl I made by laminating together maple, walnut, padauk, and hard curly pear, with a segmented ring of cherry for the rim. Having my new Jet drum sander made it very easy to get super flat and smooth surfaces for gluing up the pieces. Finished size is 9 1/4” wide and 3 1/2” tall. It is finished with three coats of clear brushing lacquer.

As usual, there are several things I will do differently next time, but overall I’m happy with the final project.

Next attempt will include more segmented layers.

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 03:35 PM

It’s awsome, nice wood combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 04:03 PM

Nice bowl Ron! I like curly pear grain and the cherry rim a lot. We’ll have to get together and make some shavings together soon.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 05:06 PM

These bowls sure make a nice project when complete. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 02:17 AM

Great looking bowl. Turning sure is addictive :-) I like your wood combinations.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 04:37 PM

Very pretty bowl! Attractive wood mix and great finish. Great turning!

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