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2021 Gift: Laser Bowls

Saturday, 18 Dec 2021 Tags: cnclasermakingwood

I started off super ambitions this year, farted around with some ideas, then finally landed on these fairly simple bowls.

Finding the design

I found this site full of free vector files called DesignCNC. As an owner/operator of a 3d-printer and laser engraver browsing this site is like shopping. I found this super simple design for a bowl that looks pretty amazing. The cool thing is that you can cut the whole thing out of a single 12” x 12” x 1/8” piece of plywood.

Some joker is selling these things on Etsy for $70! Theirs are a little different, but have a look.

Assembly

I just used some wood glue to stick all the layers together.

laser bowl assembly

Finishing

I then engraved my bear logo on the bottom.

Finally, I gave them all 2 coats of tung oil finish.