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#1 posted 06-26-2017 04:51 PM

What wood and finish did you use on your collapsible bowl? The kerf is almost non existent. What table angle and blade set up did you employ? I’ve made a couple of these “baskets” but they always looked sloppy to me.
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That basket/trivet thing was made from a piece of scrap 1×8 that was actually part of a home made water bed platform in it’s previous life :)

I think it’s poplar… whatever the cheap stuff is that you get at the BORG and certainly nothing special at all. It was my first one, so I considered it more of a prototype than anything else. Finish is a wipe on poly (50/50 mix of poly and MS).

I don’t remember the exact angle used. I basically did what was shown in this video:

How to make a Collapsible Wooden Basket / Bowl with a Scroll Saw

The angle will be different depending on the thickness of the stock being used… so I made test cuts as shown in that video to get an acceptable angle. I think it wound up being right around 5 degrees – but it’s been a while, so I don’t remember exactly. And I’m pretty sure the blade was a #5 (maybe #3?) Olsen reverse tooth, as that was what I mostly used back before I switched to the Flying Dutchmans.


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