Walnut Bowls

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Project by Ken Waller posted 12-03-2009 05:50 AM 1657 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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#1 posted 12-03-2009 06:00 AM


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

Great looking bowls, certain obtain a beautiful finsh.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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

Wonderful bowls there great Ken.

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

Nice bowls and that finish looks awesome.

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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.


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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wow great bowls

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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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#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,

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

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

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