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    Popcorn Bowls

    Made a popcorn bowl for LOML and one for her friend. I use my router and some letter guides to put the letters in some 2" x 2" blocks and then cut those to the right angles for a segmented bowl. Filled the letters with some unpopped popcorn kernels and set them with CA glue. The ladies are happy with them so I guess I can't ask for more than that!

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    Any comments, criticisms or suggestions are always welcome!!!
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    Gord you sure got that segment turning down pat. Eiether is optical photographic illusion or someone likes popcorn more than someone else I was just reminded to have another look at your site and love your flatwork.

    Wish you would do a few tutorial posts on that box with the x's splines on the corners. Really looks cool, but then i could probably make a list of things from that selection of pictures.

    Have you got a shop tour post?
    cheers

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    Neat idea and good looking bowls.

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    Very unique bowls Gord!
    Execution on the segmenting looks excellent.
    Well done.
    What material and finish did you use?

    Les
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    Those are great looking bowls. Well done.
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    Very clever. I like.

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    That's a really cool idea, Gord. I guess this is one case where you don't want to "pop" the grain in the wood, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I guess this is one case where you don't want to "pop" the grain in the wood, huh?
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    Way cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Elm View Post
    Very unique bowls Gord!
    Execution on the segmenting looks excellent.
    Well done.
    What material and finish did you use?

    Les
    The wood is birch and I gave it a coat of Mineral Oil as I want it to be food-safe and easily replenished.
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

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