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Project by Ken Waller posted 12-03-2009 05:50 AM 1208 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given several large branch sections from a recently felled walnut tree and asked to make some souvenirs of the tree for the owner and his neighbours. I rough-turned about 18 pieces back in May and have now been finishing some to present before Xmas. The first picture shows 3 standard-edge bowls and 3 natural-edge bowls from the group. One of each is highlighted in pix 2 & 3. Pix 4 shows what I still have to work with. The bowls were sanded to 2000 grit, given 3 coats of Tung oil and buffed with the Beall system.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario





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OregonBurls

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 06:00 AM

B+E+A+U+T+I+F+U+L

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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lew

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 06:03 AM

Gorgeous bowls. Love the finish!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 07:04 AM

Great looking bowls, certain obtain a beautiful finsh.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 07:10 AM

Wonderful bowls there great Ken.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shimmy

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 07:22 AM

Nice bowls and that finish looks awesome.

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scrappy

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 07:50 AM

Fntastic bowls. Wonderfull veriety of sizes. Outstanding finish.

Very nice idea to give back to those that gave the wood.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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tamboti

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 09:35 AM

Hi Ken Well done always good to give back and such well made bowls the recipients will be over the moon I am sure.
Kind Regards Roger in SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 11:27 AM

yup… awesome awesome awesome.
and nice story as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 01:55 PM

Beautiful turnings I’d be proud to give those to the friends.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 02:51 PM

Very nice indeed! Walnut is one of my favorite wood types.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 06:19 PM

Wow great bowls

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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purplily

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#12 posted 12-04-2009 02:36 AM

Nice job turning those….they look nice and thin.

-- ~Sandra

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mynoblebear

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#13 posted 12-04-2009 06:27 PM

Very nice set of bowls. Good job keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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rookie54

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#14 posted 01-20-2010 07:55 PM

awesome…
inspirational…
an a few other superlatives my fuddled brain cain’t think of right now… :)

-- rookie ...we'll see what happens...

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