A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box #3: Mini bowls - board #3

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by sras posted 07-10-2017 04:23 PM 2137 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The first project - Board #2 Part 3 of A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box series no next part

I was just pondering a project for some of my Koa and I realized I never added what I did with board #3.

This was a few years ago but better late than never.

We hosted a dinner for a few years as an auction item for a fundraiser. The dinner featured several courses. The first course was simply some cubes condensed for plums from our tree. The theme was “Harvest” so I chose to and make some mini bowls to serve the first course and used fall themed shapes.

I marked the wood for ripping.

I used the band saw and only cut as much as I needed. The piece at the top of the picture is left over for future use.

There are 10 guests for the dinner so I made 10 mini bowls – 2 each of the patterns shown. The bowls were roughed out with a router.

The flashlight adds some much needed illumination under the router.

The bowls were further shaped with sandpaper and steel wool.

The back sides were also shaped with files and sandpaper to give a thinner edge. They were then finished with mineral oil.

Here they are ready to go out to the table.

They were a nice addition to the dinner. After the second one, we only had nine left, so I cut another one from my left over piece. I still need to do the final shaping and finish.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

10 comments so far

View Albert's profile


534 posts in 4190 days

#1 posted 07-10-2017 04:44 PM

Makes me hungry to work in the shop! (or take a trip to Hawaii!)
Good Job Steve.

View sras's profile


5284 posts in 3730 days

#2 posted 07-10-2017 04:46 PM

Thanks! You could do both…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View robscastle's profile


6675 posts in 2805 days

#3 posted 07-10-2017 07:35 PM

You are a very driven and talented woodworker Steve,
From the images you have posted I guess you used a core box bit or similar?
Also (a suggestion) when you take a break from woodworking check out ebay for some LED lights that you wear on your head.
There are some good powerful CREE types available with a lens that direct the beam.
Cheap as chips too! We couldnt have you getting a chipped tooth

-- Regards Rob

View sras's profile


5284 posts in 3730 days

#4 posted 07-10-2017 07:43 PM

Thanks Robert! My rule on buying tools is I’ll improvise or borrow the first time, but if I need a tool more than that I’ll let myself buy it. I’m going to go for a lighted router base the next time I need some extra visibility.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View lew's profile


12931 posts in 4356 days

#5 posted 07-10-2017 09:03 PM

Only 9 left! Someone was really hungry!!

Nicely done, Steve! I, too, like the method of illumination :^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View papadan's profile


3584 posts in 3969 days

#6 posted 07-10-2017 09:13 PM

One of the guest really liked the dish. LOL

View Daniel Solowiej's profile

Daniel Solowiej

118 posts in 1041 days

#7 posted 07-10-2017 09:17 PM

Elegant and harmonious with any meal according to the measure they have. Beautiful work !

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina,

View sras's profile


5284 posts in 3730 days

#8 posted 07-10-2017 10:05 PM

Thanks guys! We kind of guessed that someone thought they were a party favor.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Roger's profile


21030 posts in 3405 days

#9 posted 07-12-2017 12:09 PM

Nicely done Steve. Way to give it some light. :)

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

View Dutchy's profile


3506 posts in 2769 days

#10 posted 07-19-2017 05:57 AM

Thanks for the contribution Steve. As you said better lait than never. I like this project and added it to my favorits.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics