Wormy Pecan Bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by cajunpen posted 07-31-2014 01:30 AM 929 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working at rebuilding my inventory (I just sold 5 of the last 6 I made) I made this Wormy Pecan bowl today. It is another of my 6 Segment blanks. This one measures 7 1/2” x 4” and is finished with BLO, followed by a coat of beeswax/mineral oil buffed out, followed with the Beall Buffing System. You can see the “worm damage” pretty good in the first picture. Overall they add quite a bit of character to the piece. It has that Ringmaster “Funnel” look that I don’t like. but somebody might like it, after all I’m not making it for me.

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

10 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

17907 posts in 1374 days

#1 posted 07-31-2014 01:36 AM

Beautiful wood. Someone will be glad to buy it.

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

View doubleDD's profile


3834 posts in 1079 days

#2 posted 07-31-2014 02:14 AM

It has a basket weave look to it, and is very natural. I agree, it’s a seller.

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

View CharlieM1958's profile


16093 posts in 3255 days

#3 posted 07-31-2014 02:24 AM

To anyone other than a woodworker, the idea of a “wormy bowl” doesn’t sound too appetizing. But to me, this is just beautiful!

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

View Karson's profile


34985 posts in 3437 days

#4 posted 07-31-2014 02:44 AM

Beautiful bowl.

I like my wormy woods.

A worm hole in Mahogany is not considered a defect. if you only got wood without holes there wouldn’t be any available.

-- 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 †

View Mark Emerson's profile

Mark Emerson

45 posts in 1699 days

#5 posted 07-31-2014 04:56 AM

That is a beautiful bowl. I wish I had your skill in turning bowls.

-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)

View Ken90712's profile


15838 posts in 2225 days

#6 posted 07-31-2014 09:38 AM

Well done, I’m sure they sell fast.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View jaykaypur's profile


3708 posts in 1444 days

#7 posted 07-31-2014 11:59 AM

Very nice. A salad set out of this wood would be a true treasure.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View Roger's profile


17667 posts in 1840 days

#8 posted 07-31-2014 12:47 PM

You’re a master at these segmented bowls. I like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View luv2learn's profile


2168 posts in 1339 days

#9 posted 07-31-2014 02:03 PM

Nicely crafted Bill.

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

View Hawaiilad's profile


2559 posts in 2057 days

#10 posted 07-31-2014 07:15 PM

The more I look at your bowl Bill, the more I want to dig out some of the wormy white Oak I have and give it a try. I still have to make the segmented jig. Bill, do you find Etsy is a good sales location for your work?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics