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  • 5 Scallop Cedar Bowl

    Cut from a rescued cedar plank that had been outside for a number of years in a dilapidated barn it originally was 10 feet long and 14 inches across and 1 inch in thickness. It was badly warped and after planing it down it became just 5/8 of an inch thick but the grain was spectacular. This bow is about 7 1/2 inches in diameter and about 3 1/8 inches tall. Sealed with tung oil and then top coated with satin lacquer.


    DW
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    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

  • #2
    Nice, DW! I like your treatment of the top edge--really brings out the scallops. And the grain is fabulous.
    Carole

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    • #3
      DW, that is fantastic! Tell about your sanding process on that?
      Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SteveK View Post
        DW, that is fantastic! Tell about your sanding process on that?
        I have made a sanding station that is nothing more than a long shafted home heating and ac motor with a jacobs chuck ( drill press chuck ) attached. I have a 1 1/2 in drum sander as well as a 3 inch round foam sanding system where the paper is attached by velcro.

        I shape the insides first roughly with 80 grit on the drum sander then watch a movie while I hand sand to 220 grit the inside of the bowl. I glue the bottom plate on to the bowl and then do the outside in a similar manner except I use the 3 inch round foam sanding system to get an even sanding I then hand sand to 220 grit and then run the whole thing through my mop sander ( worn out 220 grit ) which practically polishes the surface. That is all there is to it. Oh and of course I wear a dust mask at all times when sanding cedar. The saw dust is NOT good for you. Hope that explains how I sanded that.


        DW
        Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
        John Wayne

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        • #5
          The grain really makes this bowl pop . A real beauty.

          I would be interested to see a photo of your sanding setup.
          Rolf
          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            Great DW, beautiful grain, sanding and finish.
            Denny
            ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            • #7
              It's BEAUTIFUL! Thanks very much for detailing the process - I think the movie is a critical part of it!

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              • #8
                Outstanding design and craftsmanship, well done indeed!
                Love the recycling part.
                That bowl really does show off the scrollsaw's strengths and capabilities, as well.
                Thanks for the sanding details, that's what I'm trying to work out at the moment.

                regards
                Ron
                Regards
                Ron


                "You can observe a lot by just watching". Yogi Berra

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                • #9
                  Lucky piece of wood to have found you, now it can live out the remainder of its life being one sweeeeet to max beautiful bowl.....well done my friend.
                  Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                    The grain really makes this bowl pop . A real beauty.

                    I would be interested to see a photo of your sanding setup.
                    My sanding setup is nothing special except that it is totally McGuyvered. The pictures show the bulk of my sanding setup. I do have a 12" disk sander I bought from Harbor Freight and a 36" Duncan ( Pre Craftsman ) belt sander and a DA and Detail sander both from Harbor Freight but that is it.

                    DW
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                    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
                    John Wayne

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                    • #11
                      Only one question remains, which movie do you watch while sanding

                      Beautiful work on a great piece of wood.

                      Your sanding setup is an inspiration.

                      I currently have one palm sander, some pieces of small branches with strips of sandpaper wrapped around them, a dish washing sponge, a popsicle stick, and a block of 1x1 wood.

                      Works so far mostly because I don't know any better yet.

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                      • #12
                        Re your sanding setup.........
                        Very inspiring, my kind of guy, using, reusing, adapting, inventing, just shows that craftsmanship is more than a bunch of expensive tools.

                        regards
                        Ron
                        Regards
                        Ron


                        "You can observe a lot by just watching". Yogi Berra

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