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Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Suggestion for Elegance

I've been playing around with veneer, as a less expensive alternative to thin wood, and am pleased with the results. If you want to dress up a basic bowl, cover your blank with a layer or two of veneer, gluing it up well, then cut as usual. The thin lines between layers gives a totally different look for very little extra work. Just be sure that your blank is flat so the layers can adhere properly. If you want to use your bowl press, cut the blank oversize, but small enough to fit in the press, then clamp it tightly.


  1. Just wanted to say how nice a blog you have. I go through the same thing as you do at my local community woodworking shop. Most of the bowl makers there gravitate towards the lathe and the scroll saw collects dust. The scroll saw is extremely versatile if people will give it a chance and I love the safety of using it.

    Rory - The Greentiques Solution

  2. Nice to know I'm not the only one dealing with this community shop stuff. Glad you like my blog, and if you do get into making bowls on the scroll saw, you'll give those lathe guys a run for their money.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my little family blog. I just purchased your book from A1 Books. I can't wait to get it!!

  4. Hope you have a great time with my book. You're off to a great start!