Clam shell box and a bowl

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Project by Darell posted 06-09-2015 04:13 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I pulled three bowl blanks from what we cut for a high school bowl class because of the bark inclusions. I didn’t want an inexperienced high school student to try and turn one of them and have it blow up. So, with the blanks belonging to our turning club I decided to try and turn something out of them and put the pieces in the bring back drawing at this months club meeting. The first piece is a Clam Shell box using two of the blanks. I thought I’d have more character in the top of the box but most of the inclusion turned out so the top is pretty plain. The bottom, however, has a lot of character. The box is about 3” high by 6”. The other blank just became a bowl. I tried filling a big gap with dyed epoxy. It filled the gap but the color didn’t come through very well. The bowl is 1.5” by 6”. Both are finished with 3 coats of General Finishes Satin Arm-R-Seal, buffed and waxed. The wood is maple.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 06:09 PM

beautiful work Darell,thanks for sharing

-- bambi

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 06:14 PM

Nice Turnings!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 07:22 PM

hi very nice great piece of turning


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#4 posted 08-22-2015 07:51 PM

This is a cool idea. Kind of a out of this world bowl. Will have to make one. Nice work.

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

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