Small Segmented Walnut and Maple Bowl

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Project by cajunpen posted 07-12-2014 08:51 PM 1720 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, my Wife broke the little ceramic bowl that she kept on the table in our Sun Room. She used it when she took off a piece of jewelry to keep it all in one place. I went out to the shop and glued up a piece of Walnut between two pieces of Maple, then cut it into 6 segments. The finished glue-up was about 2.5” wide. I then cut the segments and glued it up. The finished bowl – measures 5” x 2” Finished with 2 coats of clear shellac and 3 coats of lacquer.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 09:22 PM

I really like the design of this one Bill.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-12-2014 10:26 PM

Very nice Bill. Did your wife really break the ceramic bowl or did you actually break it so you would have an excuse to make this nice wood bowl..?

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 10:54 PM

Very nicely done as always and cool design.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 11:32 PM

That’ gorgeous, Bill! And best of all, it won’t break if she knocks it over.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 02:24 AM

Really cool design. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 02:38 AM


-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 04:09 AM

A man with a lathe to the rescue. Nice bowl.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 04:11 AM

Your design on the bowl is great Bill. I hope when I get into a intricate turning it turns out that nice. I really like it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 04:44 AM

That’s a very impressive bowl, Bill. I must try working with a glued up blank one day but I do worry about it all flying apart on the lathe!☺

-- Dunshuvlin, Europe

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 04:46 AM

Beautiful Bill.

Great design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 07-13-2014 12:40 PM

Wow Bill! Very impressive.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 07-13-2014 03:26 PM

Wow Bill, that is nice.
You are inspiring me to try this.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 07-13-2014 03:28 PM

beautiful bowl bill, i just love it, might be getting time for a trade of wood for a bowl like this…:) getting to be quite the bowl maker, keep at it, i love seeing them…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 07-13-2014 03:58 PM

Any time Bob – you know I have a sign in my front yard “Will work for Wood” :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 07-13-2014 04:01 PM

great job on the bowl, I noticed that you recess the bottom of it, what is the purpose of this and how do you do it?

-- Smitty!!!

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