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Lot of careful work in those. What is the average start-to-finish number of hours?
Well done. :)
 

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Please explain "floating base."

- Mark Wilson
A floating base is essentially a disk that is inserted into a groove that is cut into a segmented ring (as opposed to a solid disk that forms the base). There are a number of different ways to do this … I use a router with a slot-cutter.

The purpose is to prevent the base of the piece from cracking. A large solid base is subject to wood movement with seasonal changes in humidity.
 

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Lot of careful work in those. What is the average start-to-finish number of hours?
Well done. :)

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I do them in batches (never do a one-off!). I did these in three days, working on them about 2-1/2 hours each day … you have to allow time for glue to cure.
 

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Beautiful bowls!

Jim
 

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Gerry,
How do you cut the slot in the side with the irregular surface? It can't be a band saw or even a scroll saw because of the other side of the bowl. And since they're all the same, you must use some kind of jig. But I've looked at these several times and I could never figure out how they did that. Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks.
Dave
 

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Beautiful Bowls, good work!
 

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Gerry,
How do you cut the slot in the side with the irregular surface? It can t be a band saw or even a scroll saw because of the other side of the bowl. And since they re all the same, you must use some kind of jig. But I ve looked at these several times and I could never figure out how they did that. Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks.
Dave

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I do it with a router and jig …
 

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Nice work, Gerry. What is the purpose of the two holes on the side of the slot? I always thought that the end of the yarn would be pulled through the slot to keep the yarn from tangling as the project progresses, so I need some education. Thanks in advance.
 

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Nice work. Awesome post, you have answered the pertinent questions, and the inclusion of that J jig pulled it all together.

Thanks for posting.
 

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What is the purpose of the two holes on the side of the slot?
Needle storage. When the knitter puts the piece they are working on aside, they jam the needles into those holes and into the ball of yarn.
 

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Very COOL Yarn bowls…

Very useful for knitters… Beautiful work!
 

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Gerry,
That is fantastic. That was really mind boggling. Thanks.
Dave
 
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