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post #1 of 16 Old 08-17-2011, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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My latest footed bowl

This is maple about 6" in diameter. I left a ring on the bottom of the bowl where these feet are. Then carved away what ever doesn't look like a foot. Sanding this area took forever.
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-17-2011, 12:10 PM
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That's cool Man! Good work. Looks like it would take quite a bit of time to sand around the feet.
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Cool.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-17-2011, 02:49 PM
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I love footed bowls like these and this one looks awesome. Do you use a power carver to take away the bulk of wood down there?

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Very cool looking bowl! That looks like a lot of work. I may have to try that about ten years from now.
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I can imagine how much work that bottom must have been but the results are excellent

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Hey John,
I don't see any little piggies on those feet. Looks nice. What did you use to carve away the excess of the ring?
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I used a coping saw and long thin carving chisel for most of it. To do the final shaping of the feet I used a Dremel and a carving burr and sanding drum. I followed that with sandpaper glued to sticks and dowels. It took at least twice as long to carve the feet and sand that area than it did to turn the bowl.
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My latest footed bowl

That is awesome

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NICE!!!!!!!! Love the feet. It gives it a different look.
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This is craftmenship.I love the feet;Mack
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That's a sweet looking job. Mitch
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good job! I've noticed the exact same thing on my footed...er...legged bowls as well. The turning part constitutes far less than half of most of my work, i would say in the 10-15% range these days. Some small feet like these can really jack up the price if you sell your work, but imo, it's always worth it to stick out from the crowd and be creative. I too use a coping saw and drill holes all along the waste (just to make the sawing far quicker). Then clean up with a chisel and onward to the rotary tools then all the fun hand sanding!

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I normally use power tools when I can. I have an air saw but I need a wood cutting blade for it. The metal blade works in some instances. I do a lot of work with a Foredom and various Kutzall bits and some carbide bits. I also use a Dremel a lot. I have 4 of them. I pick them up at yard sales and pawn shops if the deals are good enough. I also use an angle grinder with a 2" arbor tec blade and sometimes an angle grinder with 4" chainsaw blade.
I'm doing an article on how to carve feet on bowls and I didn't want to use power tools because I felt that most people won't have them.
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Very nice job of turning and carving -- and a very nice piece of wood!
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