Chainsaw Bowl

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Project by Brett posted 03-16-2014 04:54 PM 2122 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got bored one afternoon and decided to try carving a bowl with my chainsaw. This is what came out!

The wood is English Walnut cut down from a neighbors yard. I primarily used the chainsaw for this but I did use a band saw, jointer, and some hand tools too. It has Watco Butcher Block finish wiped on. The wood was still pretty wet so it may crack… time will tell.

Thanks for checking it out!

Here is a video of the making of this bowl.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 05:30 PM

Come on now, you can do better.

I saw a program about making Timber framed homes on I think Discovery, hey do unbelievable work with a chain saw, they can smooth it out… Soooo keep practicing.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 12:43 PM

I like the style, the walnut looks really good. I’d say pretty good work using a chainsaw to make such a delicate piece, first time out. I enjoyed the video too.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 12:47 PM

nice job on this! I don’t know if I would even attempt to make something like this.
My fav part is how you undercut the sides. That to me really sets off the whole bowl. That is thinking outside the box in my book.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 11:48 AM

Instead of thinking outside the box, uh-hum, outside the bowl is appropriate.. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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