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    Default bowl for fund raiser

    There is an organisation here in my city that has a yearly fundraiser to help feed the homeless. The premise is to "fill the bowl" - and they have an auction which in the past was mainly pottery and ceramics - where local artists would make and donate a bowl, and local chefs would make a stew or soup and then the sell them off.

    They are trying to broaden the idea, and I was asked if I'd be interested in donating a bowl or two for the event.

    This gave me a chance to try an idea I have had in my head for a while. I used the SHopbot to carve out a rectangular vessel in a hunk of 7" by 12" by 3" walnut. Then, I hand carved the exterior, leaving it rough from the gouge, and sanded the inside smooth. I textured the perimeter of the top edge with a hand punch.

    WIll be oiling it over the next few weeks, first coat on today.






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    Looks like a pretty cool vanity bowl to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleeth View Post
    Looks like a pretty cool vanity bowl to me!
    If it were larger... sure!

    I was just able to get this cut on my Buddy. If I were going to cut a vanity bowl, I would say 5 inches height would be necessary (based on the china ones I have used) and I'd have to clamp the material directly to the powerstick, as the 1 1/2" board on top takes up too much space.

    This cut remarkably quickly. ROughed with a 1/2" endmill, and finished with a 5/8" round end mill, set at 3% step over, running at 360 IMP I think the roughing was about 10 minutes, finsihing about 13.

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    I wanted to do one more bowl for the event, from a piece of 12" 8/4 curly maple.

    Although I like turning on the lathe, I wanted to try a bowl on the CNC router for a while now... here was a good chance.

    I did the files in literally a few minutes (thanks Aspire!) and cut it out in about 15. Did the concave side first, flipped it over and did the bottom and the rim.

    AJC






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    Nice stuff. Bowls and platters are kind of fun to design and make with the bot.
    Scott

    If guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat.

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not" - Thomas Jefferson




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    Quote Originally Posted by srwtlc View Post
    Nice stuff. Bowls and platters are kind of fun to design and make with the bot.
    Well it only took me two years...

    I guess Im just too damn busy working to "play around"... this was a good excuse to make a few things. And they hopefully will raise a few dollars for the organisation.

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