Originally Posted by template tom
does that mean the material thickness is nearly 2-3/4" thick.
Yes, 2.6875" thick.
How deep is the bowl internal depth? You certainly will need a collet extension to produce the depth.
The depth of the cut is about 2 5/16"...
Yes, they used a collet extension.
The "Bowl and Tray" bit they used has a bearing right on top of the cutter section so you are basically extending the intial Pattern after each cut around the Pattern (like a flush trim cut to the Pattern). They made each cut / pass 3/16" deep. They left the bottom thickness to be about 3/8" thick.
What about showing some pics of the process as I am sure most router users would require more details before attempting such a project. Or I could be wrong.
I think if I scanned and displayed pictures from their magazine, I would be breaking copyright rules... I think I have described it OK... really very simple.
I would certainly be interested in their comments.
If my memory serves me correctly there was a similar elliptical bowl with two sections and swivel lids some time ago using the method outlined which as a matter of interest I was not in favour of the process at that time.
Their 'divided' bowl is similar to your drawing (of next post) except theirs went straight across the center, with rounded bit corners. They just flopped the pattern over from left side to right side to cut each side leaving the uncut section in the middle.
They have a casserole dish, with extended handles on each end, all same wood.
Their divided and round bowls had a Padauk top only rim.
What you have outlined seems similar to the previous method
Joe have you tried the method????
I'm not sure what 'previous' method you're referring to...
I have not tried the method... I just received the magazine in the mail... It seemed so simple and straight forward, I felt I had to report it.
The Template is actually screwed down to the outside corners of the bowl blanks... when fully hogged out, they merely used a marking gauge, with pencil, to mark the 3/8" thick sides using the inside cut as the reference. Then, they just cut it on a band saw, rounded the rims and bottom, then belt sanded.
If you can give me an idea of what pictures you'd like to see, maybe I can make my own drawing(s) to describe it without violating copyright laws.