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Old 12-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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The wood working club I belong to is having a build something with a single 8 foot 2 by 4 contest. So I decided to make a big bowl with an old yellow cedar 2 by 4 I got 20 years back helping a friend build his deck.

The bowl is 20" by 15" by 6" tall. There are only four cuts. It took more time to build the new bowl press than it took to make the basket.

I finished it with Howard's Feed N Wax. A great product. Slop it on, wait 30 minutes, wipe off, and buff . It contains orange oil so I am happy it covered up the god awful smell of the yellow cedar. I remember now why that 2 by 4 has been sitting in a shop for 20 years. Found it way in the back!

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Dave that is impressive.

I am curious did you start with a 2 x 4 or 1 1/2 by 3 1/2. and what angle did you cut?

I am in charge of the very first 2x4 challenge at our club and am trying to stir up interest. Does your club have a web site or the rules posted somewhere?

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Very nicely done Dave. That turned out great. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Our rules are very simple. They allow you yo use any type of wood that is 2" thick, 4" wide and 8' long.

I am disagrre with that so I use a real 2 by4 that is 1.5" by 3.5"

Here are the rules

1 You must start with a complete 2 by 4 (I would require that the contestants take a picture)

2 A small amount of detail material, hinges, wheels, etc is allowed.

3. You must use 80% of the wood.

If it was me I would require that the project be made with a 2 by 4 bought at a lumber yard or home center and the receipt be included with submission. I was upset when one member made something out of cocobolo and added up the volume of wood to be 2 x 4 x 96 cubic inches. I threaten to make soimething from a 32" square of MDF and say I made it myself.

To keep people from going crazy I recommend that the projects be auctioned and the proceeds be used to pay for material for your clubs charities. We make flag boxes for the families of veterans. We also make toys for needy kids!

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Thanks Dave our rules are for real 2x4 and we have a special category for a construction grade SPF 2x4. We will see how it goes as this is our first year.

Back to your bowl. What is the wall thickness and the angle you cut. If I want a 3/8 wall I get an angle or 14 degrees. Is that okay.

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Dave, did the saw max out on the thick wood cut at an angle? I assume you glued up 4 pieces of 2x4 to get the needed width, but did you reduce the thickness before cutting the rings?
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Wow! Can't believe that bowl was made from a 2 by 4! I have a bunch of them around here but not going to be able to make a bowl from them. I'm getting a saw max for Christmas as I know because I bought it myself. I bought myself a miter guage also so there will be a couple of gifts under the tree for me. Last year I was forgotten.....whaaaaa... Any way I'll use it to make some shelving for the shop or some thing. I did ask for wood for Christmas. If no wood then going to make a trip to Home Depot for the wood. Your bowl turned out great. Looks like plenty big enough for a huge bowl of popcorn. for watching a good movie.....Have a great day Fay
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First the bowl if 15 wide and 20 long" the poly order is about 2.3

the first ring is at 4/16", then 7/16" then 10/16" and finally 13/16"

I use an angle guide so I don't have to calculate angles. IF you need the angle just use
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AngleCalc!

Set the thickness to 1.5000

Even with the thixkest cut the depth is never above 2" (1.71") So I am okay.

I also trimmed the 2 by 4 to 3.25" so I had to glue 5 together.

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Update

I submitted my project at our December meeting and it won. So I have a new $20 bill in my pocket and a car that naturaly drives by the Woodcraft if you let go of the stearing wheel........

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Congrats on your win Dave, funny thing I have a car that does the same thing when driving by Rockler. Many thanks if I have not said it before for your fantastic contribution to this site and programs you create. Angle/Calc rocks.
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