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"Wagon Wheel" Tapered Stave Bowl

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“Wagon Wheel” is a tapered stave bowl turned from figured maple and bloodwood.

Tapered staves are made with a compound miter cut.  Both the sawblade and miter gauge are at an angle for each side of the stave.  The sides of the bowl slope out at a 55-degree angle.  The top rim and the bottom were constructed separately and then glued to the staved portion before final turning.

The intricate center section was created by laminating strips of bloodwood and maple, then cutting the strips at an angle so that all sides of the resulting “diamonds” are equal.

This bowl is protected by multiple coats (at least 20) of durable polyurethane, hand-sanded between coats to produce a mirror-like finish.

Woods Used:  Bloodwood and Figured Maple.

Dimensions:  12 inches in diameter, 4 inches across the base, and 4 inches tall.

Use and care:  Dust and fingerprints can be removed with a soft cloth.  Please do not use this bowl to hold anything that retains moisture.


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