Walnut bowl

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Project by Bill Akins posted 11-07-2009 10:27 PM 1237 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of my Dad’s gave him a large slab of walnut some time back. Several months ago I took it and cut circles with my bandsaw. It made 2 – 11 by 4.5 inch circles and 2 – 5 by 4.5 circles. We took one of each. I made the smaller one for my Aunt during the summer. This one finished out at 10 1/4 by 4 inches. I finished with several coats of 1/3 shellac, 1/3 mineral spirits, 1/3 mineral oil mixed. I then waxed it with Renaisance wax.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 11-08-2009 02:45 AM

Beautiful job! I really like the shape, did you sand between the coats of shellac?

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 11-08-2009 02:56 AM

Just lightly with 0000 steel wool

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#3 posted 11-08-2009 03:03 AM

Bravo nice walnut bowl,well done

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#4 posted 11-08-2009 03:34 AM

Very nice turning. Love the walnut.

-- John @

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 04:50 AM

I really like the shape, it has elegant, classic curves but not too overstated, a real nice balance. Good job in my humble opinion. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 11-08-2009 05:49 AM

wonderful bowl Bill

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-08-2009 07:31 AM

Wonderfull bowl. Great piece of walnut. Great design.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 11-09-2009 05:43 AM

WOW! But I don’t understand, did the finish make it that much darker?

-- ~jtd

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