Free File Friday! It's a thing! LOL

Happy Friday Everyone!

Made this a while ago to test bending material without living hinges. Pretty simple file Black is score, Red is cut. On the Leafbowl2 file you will want to Score 2 times. I used 1/8" mdf for this. Haven’t tested it with actual 1/8" wood, but it should work, you just may have to score 3 times.

Once you have all the pieces, just glue the leaves to the stem/legs and slide them into the base. They are designed to overlap one side. :slight_smile: hope you like it, let me know if you have questions!


LeafBowl1.pdf (53.5 KB) LeafBowl2.pdf (45.7 KB)

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Thank your for the lovely files, but of more importance to me is the new technique you are teaching some of us. Your generous spirit has made this Friday a happier day for me.

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Thank you! This is a technique I used all the time in my wood working. This pieces was a test to see if it would work for the GF. I have never been a fan of Living Hinges. I wanted a solid face. It is fun to test out new concepts. :slight_smile:

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Amazing, thanks for sharing…free file Friday…hmmm…

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I use to do it a lot last year. Just got busy and got away from it. Trying to get back on the sharing bus! :slight_smile:

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I just really like the way it sounded. I think I have all of the file you shared because they are all super amazing. I’ve been thinking if I have anything to share.

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Ah cool. I bet everyone has something they could share. We could have 40 boxes being shared and there might be that one that helps someone out with an idea or a concept.

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Yeah, my only issue is that I feel like lately, I’ve been seeing everyone’s hard work and generosity being sold or shared on other sites. I swear the other day I got an email and I saw so many things that looked familiar…but with variations. :thinking: I definitely spent way too much time dwelling over it. :rofl:

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Yeah. I see that too. I just have to hope people will do the right thing. And if not, someone will let me know so I can do something about it.

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Another great free file - and potential Christmas present for someone! Intrigued about the NON-use of the living hinge here. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks. There isn’t a living hinge. Were you thinking of adding one?

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Sorry, never mind, read too quickly… i thought you added a LH inb order to bend it; but you avoided using them! My oops!

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HAHA. All good!

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Yay, the leaf bowl! Thanks so much for your generosity! I think I like Fridays even more than I used to.

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HAHA. I am right there with you!

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Thank you, very beautiful.

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I am new to GF I have only had mine for a month now. I am learning so much. I was wondering if it uses a score instead of a living hinge, are the score marks what makes it bend. I am very visual and do not see the bottom side of the pieces, so I am trying to wrap my head around how it bends. This is such a beautiful piece and I want to try making it on 1/8 ply or my Brazilian cherry wood. Thank you in advance. If the answer is there, I am sorry if I missed it. Have a wonderful day guys.

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Yes the score is what makes it bend. Removing material allows for you to close up that space. I would test it before wasting a good piece of wood. I know it works on Mdf because it has a bit of flexibility anyway. I hope that helps.

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Yes this helps thank you so much for your response. I have some cardboard I am out of Mdf right now, and being new I have made some costly mistakes. LOL. Its all good though, you have to make mistakes to learn.

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That is so true! I have made many!!!

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