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    I found this free fruit bowl pattern at High quality computer made restored scroll saw fretwork patterns, victorian, french, italian ... and boy did it look cool... and something we could use too!

    I don't know whether we will use this one or it will be a prototype. I was too afraid to use expensive wood... just red oak and poplar. There are just too many things I don't know yet. For one... I have no idea of the boiled linseed oil will react with the wood glue. Hopefully it won't look bad... but I fear there is no way you won't be able to see the glue.

    -brad (crosses fingers the finishing comes out OK)
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  • #2
    That is a good looking bowl! Might have to try that pattern.

    Nancy in AZ
    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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    • #3
      Very nicely done Brad. I have that pattern somewhere in my collection hehe. Thanks for sharing that very good looking bowl with us.

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

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      • #4
        Wow - this looks really good - but I made the mistake of showing it to my wife .......


        Jay

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        • #5
          Brad -- That is an awesome design nicely done. Looks fantastic!! Please show us some more pics when you get the finish on it.
          Mtnman Jim

          taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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          • #6
            Still doing the finishing on the fruit bowl... but I am defintely not happy with my wood choices. There is no contast in the colors. In my tests pieces the poplar was way lighter than the red oak... but in my bowl it all kinda looks the same. I think it has something to do with the direction of the grain... but I don't know.

            I still love the bowl pattern... it was joy to cut and put together... really fun... and I was amazed at how well everything fit. I will definitely be making more. I am wonder what wood I wood choose to make colors similar to what is shown on the pattern website? The whiter wood almost looks like some type of plywood and the darker I am not sure.

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            • #7
              It still looks good. Looking forward to seeing a picture f it when you have it totally done.


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

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              • #8
                Well... I think this should pretty much do it. For the next one I am thinking of Appleply for the main bowl part and then either padouk or walnut for the rim and accents.
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                • #9
                  Awesome! Thats one nice bowl. I might have to check out that pattern too!

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                  • #10
                    Looks great. Also nice to see a pattern for useful, not just decorative projects.
                    Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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                    • #11
                      This looks amazing. Very good work. I am going to have to try this one soon!!

                      I'm multi-talented: I can talk and piss you off at the same time

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                      • #12
                        How thick was the wood you used?

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                        • #13
                          Wood was 1/2" Okie. One of the patterns had to be enlarged just a bit I think. I liked making this so much I am going to make another one soon.

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                          • #14
                            Did you cut the top out of one piece of wood or is that a seam i'm seeing in the finished picture?
                            You did a great job and it really looks good.
                            I'm going to try one of those as soon as it cools off a tad here in Oklahoma.

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                            • #15
                              I think that bowl looks really nice and I don't see anything wrong with the wood you used.
                              jellis

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