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3rd Jan 2010, 03:53 PM
Bowl from a single board (more correctly, two boards dovetailed together). Radiata Pine and Instia. . 240mm x 140mm. Finished with U-Beaut Traditional Wax.

Lidded Bowl With Finial. Diodora and Instia. 120mm x 135mm (including finial. Finished with EEE and Trad wax.

3rd Jan 2010, 04:01 PM
Nice work jchappo!!:2tsup: Nifty effect!

3rd Jan 2010, 04:04 PM
Great work on both John!

I always love the look of the dovetailed bowls. They always look intriguing, especially to people who don't know how they are made.

I like the finial bowl too!


3rd Jan 2010, 04:14 PM
:zzsoft: sorry you caught me napping :bravawell done having seen and felt the dovetail bowl I can attest to its light weight and nice finish :2tsup:

Like the 2nd one also John well done

:whistling2: just as reminder regarding bowl 1 1st week back isn't it :;

EX's Timber
3rd Jan 2010, 06:13 PM
Stunning dovies and elegant shape on lidded box :H

joe greiner
3rd Jan 2010, 10:46 PM
Very interesting effect, and very well executed.:2tsup:

The grooves on the underside of the lid add a professional kick. Perfect placement, too.


4th Jan 2010, 08:02 AM
Thanks all ... glad you like them :)
I like the stacked ring concept as it doesn't waste wood and it is much easier than segmented. This one was inspired by Bob Hamilton.

WARNING: This is part one of a nine part series, so be prepared to watch 90 minutes of video:D:D

YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.

As wheelin so sublty reminded me :; I am giving a demo to the guys at OTGA when we return after the christmas break :oo:

Sawdust Maker
4th Jan 2010, 10:31 PM
Nice work
Interesting concept

Nice lidded bowl as well

Ed Reiss
5th Jan 2010, 01:09 PM
nicely done :2tsup:

5th Jan 2010, 02:07 PM
That dovetailed bowl looks very cool though I'm sure the lidded box took more skill! Neat work!


Allen Neighbors
7th Jan 2010, 11:28 AM
Great looking work!
Sold my Incra jig with my flatwork tools... you trying to make me regret it? :D

Manuka Jock
7th Jan 2010, 12:41 PM
Interesting bowl technique John , nice work :2tsup:

Tell me , what sort of tree is Instia ?

7th Jan 2010, 02:07 PM
Looks like I misspelt it :-:-

Here is a partial description from www.traditionaltree.org (http://www.traditionaltree.org)

Intsia bijuga (vesi)
Fabaceae (legume family)
choyo, show, kebuk (Pohnpei); cohu, faux teck (French); dort, thort, zort, zolt, show, wantal (Yap); dort, wantal (Palau); fehi
(Tonga); fesi (Rotuma); kwila, iban, mboan, bon, menau (Papua New Guinea); ifilele (Samoa); ifit, ifet, ipil (Guam and
Mariana Islands); ipil, Moluccan ironwood, Borneo teak (English); kohu (New Caledonia); kubok, kubuk (Marshall Islands);
kuren, nityanmis, tuamis (Chuuk); natora (Bislama, pidgin), tora, tor, atora, nator, n‘tor (Vanuatu); u‘ula (Kwara‘ae),
nyia nwola, vei, nkengia, kivili, huhula, rurula, gugura (Solomon Islands); vesi, vehi, vesiwai, vesi dina (Fiji)

In brief
Distribution Primarily in Southeast Asia
and found on many islands of Melanesia, Micronesia,
and Polynesia.
Size Typically reaches 7–25 m (23–82 ft) at
maturity, usually with a single trunk.
Habitat Favors coastal and lowland forest,
on well drained or swampy sites, especially on
limestone, 0–450 m (0–1480 ft) with rainfall of
1500–2300 mm (60–90 in). :rolleyes:

Rum Pig
7th Jan 2010, 02:16 PM
Nice bowls:2tsup::2tsup:

I like the effect of the dovetail bowl very nice:2tsup:

Manuka Jock
7th Jan 2010, 03:19 PM
Looks like I misspelt it :-:-

Here is a partial description from www.traditionaltree.org (http://www.traditionaltree.org)

Cheers mate

7th Jan 2010, 04:12 PM
Very nice alignment and joinery on the BFB. Also like the bowl and lid, but the finial not so much.

7th Jan 2010, 04:14 PM

I knew the bowl looked familiar :U sucking up John won't win you those prizes :;

7th Jan 2010, 06:27 PM
Now there's a challenge:wink:

28th Aug 2010, 07:26 PM
John congratulations on getting a "Highly Commended" at Penrith Show for your Dove Tail Bowl. :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup: Pic no1

28th Aug 2010, 08:46 PM
Excellent work on both John.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

II'm a big fan o dovetails so you sucked me in immediately.

However, I really have to give the nod in this case to the lidded box/pot>:)