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DECO II - an un-turned bowl

comments (7) April 28th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

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Un-turned fruit bowl
DECO II un-turned fruit bowl
Un-turned fruit bowl - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Un-turned fruit bowl

Photo: Indufoto seville

 Despite appearances this bowl never went anywhere near a lathe. It was made from wedge shaped pieces I had left over from another job which seemed a waste to throw away. So putting them together in various ways, ( a bit like your average 2 yearold playing with lego) I hit on the idea of cutting out the middle on a band saw , cleaning up and putting them together. Problem was, they weren't all the same wood, so I black polished some and left the figured sycamore as was. Just screws and glue. Although it doesn't look like it from the photo its 12" x 12" x 6"

Design or Plan used: My own design - Nicholas Chandler

posted in: Reader's Gallery, shellac, art deco, beech, bowl, ripple sycamore

Comments (7)

woodrads woodrads writes: work of art. well done.
Posted: 6:52 pm on August 14th

YOUNGNICK YOUNGNICK writes: Thanks for all the comments, guys! No plans to make plans for sale but its not that difficult to figure out. You will need to make two accurate jigs though; one for drilling and the other for cleaning up the inside profile on a shaper.
Posted: 12:51 pm on May 1st

gamblermichael gamblermichael writes: Great design. The more I make in wood... design is everything, and you invented a great design!
Posted: 6:16 am on April 30th

genehackett genehackett writes: do you offer plans for the no lathe bowl.
Posted: 7:13 pm on April 29th

OldShavings OldShavings writes: Thinking outside the box, or in this case bowl, resulted in one fantastic piece. Well done.
Posted: 7:12 am on April 29th

nykyou nykyou writes: that is far out . great idea hope u come up with some more

Posted: 5:29 pm on April 28th

Tym40 Tym40 writes: That is very inventive. I have a few odd pieces laying around, maybe I will have to try one. Nice job!!
Posted: 12:30 pm on April 28th

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