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Checker bowl


This process was taught to me by a mentor who developed the method of “curving” a flat glueup into an amazing bowl. There are so many creative flairs that can be added from the third dimension of an angled end grain. One of the advantages of this method over the traditions turning of a large chunk of wood is the minimal 20% wood waste.

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Comments (34)

  • This is cool. I want to learn the technique.

    By freebird
    • Thank you! My mentor selects a few people every few years and takes 6 months to teach a “basic” bowl. It has taken me three years to develope this particular design.

      By DadOfFour

  • Wow, such a rich and intricate result. Nice work.

    By grover959
    • I really appreciate you saying that! It took a long time to finialize this one.

      By DadOfFour

  • Beautiful! What is the marbled wood?

    By mdweitzel
    • It’s spalted maple. Super fun to work with!

      By DadOfFour
    • Very cool! Thanks for letting me know!

      By mdweitzel

  • Beautiful! What is the marbled wood?

    By mdweitzel

  • Such amazing workmanship!!!

    By kissablegal
    • It took many tries to get this. Thank you!

      By DadOfFour

  • Very cool. I keep saying I want to try that but keep putting it off. I love your choice of contrasting wood. Is that a salad bowl finish or just an oil?

    By mrpip
    • It’s walnut oil. Everything is totally food safe. This one is more of a candy bowl size but I usually make them salad bowl sized.

      By DadOfFour

  • Beautiful work! I need to try something like that.

    By wellsweb62

  • That is some serious talent. Thanks for sharing your skill.

    By gypsy58_102621

  • Wow, this is gorgeous! What is the process like to curve the wood? We are so intrigued!

    • I can’t share the exact process but it starts with a Ring Master cutter and ends with a ton of math lol. Thank you!

      By DadOfFour

  • Ive been wanting to do something like this. What type of resin/epoxy did you use?

    By jester5042
    • I just use Titebond III, walnut oil, and bees wax. All food safe :)

      By DadOfFour

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