Figured walnut shallow bowl

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Project by JoeinDE posted 08-21-2015 02:24 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The local hardwood dealer (Hearne Hardwoods) has a cut-off bin where everything in the bin is $1/lb. I found a rather two large chunks of highly figured crotch walnut that had been dumped in there. One had been put in there because of a high degree of checking on one face of the board (block). The piece was 12/4 and 10” x 22”. I immediately saw that I could make it into a couple of bowls, so into my “cart” it went. This bowl came from that block of wood and you can still see a tiny amount of the checks in the upper rim of the bowl. The other large hunjk of walnut was in the bin because of a large amount of worm damage on one face, but that will be removed when I turn that into a bowl/dish (might try to do that by carving with gouges and some assistance from my router with a bowl bit in it)

The bowl was sanded up to 600 grit after turning with a tenon (later removed) in my chuck. The finish is Behlen woodturner’s polish (x3) with a topcoat of Minwax past finishing wax.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#1 posted 08-21-2015 02:29 PM

You’ve done a really nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 04:05 PM

Nice job. Looks good

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#3 posted 08-22-2015 02:06 AM

that is one beautiful bowl. you made good use of that cutoff. the checks give it a rustic look. thanks for posting

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#4 posted 08-24-2015 01:29 PM

Thanks for the comments!

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#5 posted 08-25-2015 06:57 PM

I love the Hearne’s cutoff bin. It nice to see some of those cutoffs getting put to good use. Great work!

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