Natural edge walnut bowl

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Project by Bill posted 04-19-2014 12:52 PM 1350 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a walnut bowl about 12 inches across. It was one of the tougher pieces to turn, it had a dry spot running through it, might have been struck by lightning several years ago. Made for an interesting piece. I used half a bottle of CA to keep the bark from pealing off as it dried. Finished with wipe on poly, waxed and buffed.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 01:50 PM

That is one of the nicest pieces of wood I have seen. Great work. Contrast of black and white is stunning

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 02:18 PM

This is an unusual and beautiful piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 02:55 PM

I’m not usually a fan of natural edge bowls but this one is stunning. The contrast between the heart and sap wood is great. The shape of the edge is great. I love it.

-- Kayvon

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 03:26 PM

That’s a great looking bowl well done,
I love making natural edge bowls but never find timber as nice as this. Cheers Dunk

-- I always have wood in my shed

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-19-2014 04:12 PM

Beautiful piece withe heart wood and sap wood running through it like that!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 06:13 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 04-19-2014 08:43 PM

Wow, one of the coolest bowls I’ve seen in my year+ on LJs!

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#8 posted 04-19-2014 10:09 PM

Now that is seriously beautiful. well done

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 12:14 AM

Great looking piece Nice job

-- Ron Campbell

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 12:33 AM

I have absolutely no idea how you did this one but it is just amazing, beautiful, gorgeous, .......... You must never sleep at the rate you are producing these beauties.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 04-20-2014 12:41 AM

Awesome looking bowl

-- Norman

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#12 posted 04-20-2014 03:57 AM

The log you used was probably the ugliest thing on earth and most would throw it on the fire. Great thing about turning, cutting into a log and turning it down is like opening a present on Xmas morning. I am a fellow turner and appreciate what it takes to turn a piece like this without it exploding in your face.

-- We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

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#13 posted 04-20-2014 10:26 AM

you must be delighted with this..looks great. neat bowl

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#14 posted 04-20-2014 10:31 AM

Very nice natural edge bowl…always a joy to see your work, you never disappoint, excellent always.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 04-20-2014 11:49 AM

Woha, lots of work there.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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