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    Softwood RM Bowl

    The RM manual states that only hard woods should be used . That was probably because back when that manual was written , the cave man never thought anyone would use flat segmented boards to make a bowl from so there would be no end grain sanding at all .



    A flat one piece board or a laminated one has end grain to sand out on two sides and seeing as the cut out of the rings is never as clean on end grain it takes a lot more sanding .

    This one took ten minutes of sanding after the rings were glued together .Of course no lathe tools were required. Sanding only .



    I used one 22" long x 4 3/4" wide board of 40 to 50 year old cedar hydro pole that was given to me last week and added a little poplar for contrast .

    It is 9" diameter .











    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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    Sorry, RM??

    Very nice work!
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Sorry, RM??

    Very nice work!
    Ringmaster to cut rings out of a flat board to make a bowl .
    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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    Another home run William...nice contrast!
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    Thanks guys .
    I got three logs from that hydro pole last week and then I quartered them with my chain saw and got these boards from them . I made that bowl out of just one of those boards .

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    Some of the "stuff I have made since retiring .

    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    And a sampling of some of my more recent "stuff"

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Willy...=3&sc=1&page=1

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    I like the alternating angle pattern in the poplar. It adds a neat head-scratcher to the look.
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    Thanks for showing this. A little searching brought me to a page I had seen before, but forgotten, about doing something similar with a bandsaw. Sometime when I'm older...
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

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