Wormy Pecan Bowl

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Project by cajunpen posted 07-31-2014 01:30 AM 1967 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."

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

Beautiful wood. Someone will be glad to buy it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#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.

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#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"

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#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. Appomattox Virginia †

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#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 :)

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

Well done, I’m sure they sell fast.

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

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#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!

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#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. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#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

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#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 Hawaii,

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