Bowl from a Board (BFB)

 

Bowl from a Board or Coring Backwards?Bowl from a Board or Coring Backwards?
By: Bob Hamilton
In this project Bob uses a thick turning blank and then uses a bowl from a board technique to create two parts which he then reassembles to create his bowl. It's a very clever technique and creates a great looking bowl.

 

Bowl from a BoardBowl from a Board
By: Roger J. La Rose
Roger shows us 3 different ways to cut the wood for a bowl from a board. They are: Ring Master, band saw and scroll saw. This demonstration handout is really helpful to learn all the different ways that you can do this process.

 

Let's get DizzyLet's get Dizzy
By: Al Miotke
The techniques for making a bowl from a single board (called BFB, or bowl-from-a-board, in the segmented turning world) have been known for a long time. It’s a very efficient method for making a bowl with minimal use of wood and with some creative use of different woods and it can get very attractive results. In recent years this technique has been taken to new levels with the creation of what is commonly called a dizzy bowl. 

 

Band saw bowlBand saw bowl
By: Tom Lohman
In this photo tutorial, Tom shows us a basic bandsaw bowl. Using two pieces of lumber, you draw ring sizes and then cut them out using the bandsaw at the correct angle for the size of your lumber. Tom will show you how to make this type of laminated bowl.

 

Stacked Lamination Stacked Lamination
By: Tom Lohman
This type of bowl is also often called a "dizzy bowl" and when you look at it, you can see why. In this photo tutorial, Tom walks us through each step of the design and layout. Then he shows us the critical step of band sawing thin layers from our working blank. Then he cuts the rings and assembles the layers into our turning blank. You'll have everything you need to know in this tutorial to make your own dizzy bowl.

 

Bowl From A BoardBowl From A Board
By: Tom Lohman
In this photo tutorial, Tom shows us how to layout and design a bowl from a board. He shows each step in the process so that you can duplicate his results.

 

How to Turn a Bandsaw Bowl From a BoardHow to Turn a Bandsaw Bowl From a Board
By: Eric Meier
Turning a large bowl on a lathe tends to waste a lot of wood. When you factor in the cost of some of the more exotic woods, their price and limited sizes can quickly become prohibitive for larger bowls. With this project, a simple 20″ x 5″ x 1″ piece of wood is cut in half, and then cut into a series of sloped 45 degree rings on a bandsaw, and then glued together to make a handsome 10″ bowl blank to be turned on the lathe.

 

Bowl from a BoardBowl from a Board
By: Phil Bristow
In this short tutorial, Phil shows us how he creates two sides of a turning blank and cuts them to build up rings for a bowl from a board. Phil makes the process look simple and the results are stunning. Using a 45 degree angle makes it easy for anyone to duplicate this process and to get inspiration from it!

 

Bowl from a BoardBowl from a Board
By: Ted Robinson
In this project, Ted shows us how to make a wonderful bowl from a single board. Ted laminates wood to create his board which enables him to create very unique bowl designs. This enable him to have vertical colored features in his bowls.

To make the bowl, Ted cuts the board into rings and stacks them. He uses a home built tool which he explains so you can make one yourself.

Ted also shows how to laminate layers into the bowl as the rings are being stacked and glued to get horizontal features into his bowls.

If you've ever wondered how they make stacked bowls, this tutorial is the place to go!

 

A Bowl from a BoardA Bowl from a Board
By: Malcolm Tibbetts
In this project, Malcolm Tibbetts shows us how to glue up a turning blank using 40 segments and 40 splines. The splines are small sandwiches of maple veneer and ebony. The glued-up 1/2 round segments are cut into circles and then assembled into a bowl blank. From there the turning is easy and the outcome is stunning!

 

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