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Checker bowl


DadOfFour
DadOfFour
DadOfFour
DadOfFour

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

    By freebird, on February 12, 2018
    • 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, on February 13, 2018

  • I love this! It is beautiful.

    By deloachdebbie, on February 12, 2018
    • Thank you! It’s my wife’s favorite :)

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

  • Impressive!

    By Sarah C., on February 12, 2018
    • Thank you!

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

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

    By grover959, on February 12, 2018
    • I really appreciate you saying that! It took a long time to finialize this one.

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

  • Beautiful! What is the marbled wood?

    By mdweitzel, on February 13, 2018
    • It’s spalted maple. Super fun to work with!

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018
    • Very cool! Thanks for letting me know!

      By mdweitzel, on February 13, 2018

  • Beautiful! What is the marbled wood?

    By mdweitzel, on February 13, 2018


  • Such amazing workmanship!!!

    By kissablegal, on February 13, 2018
    • It took many tries to get this. Thank you!

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

  • 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, on February 13, 2018
    • 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, on February 13, 2018

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

    By wellsweb62, on February 13, 2018
    • It’s a really fun process!

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

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

    By gypsy58_102621, on February 13, 2018
    • Thank you for commenting!

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

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

    By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018
    • 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, on February 13, 2018

  • Now that is gorgeous!!!

    By CathBrad, on February 13, 2018

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

    By jester5042, on February 13, 2018
    • I just use Titebond III, walnut oil, and bees wax. All food safe :)

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

  • Beautifully done.

    By RBoehles, on February 13, 2018
    • Thank you very much!

      By DadOfFour, on February 13, 2018

  • wow that's so cool

    By Edwin_Designs, on February 14, 2018
    • Thank you. It’s a really fun project!

      By DadOfFour, on February 15, 2018


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Checker bowl

by DadOfFour
Feb 12, 2018
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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.