Walnut Urn

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Project by toyguy posted 04-10-2010 10:38 PM 1677 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not what I set out for, but it is what I ended up with :

Been quite here lately. I guess everyone is doing yard work. With the rain this week, (no golf) I did manage to get a bit of turning in. I’m not too sure about this one, but the wife likes it so it is a keeper. One thing for sure, it was fun turning it, even if I did change my mind a number of times during the process.

Anyway: this is a walnut urn. 6 1/2” tall and about 6” round. Turned from a semi-green log to finish…. end grain turning. Yes I broke the rules and the pith is still in, but not on centre. Allowed to dry a couple of days on the bench, but not too much warping has occured….... thought there might be a lot more. Maybe the wood is dryer than I thought.

Finish is a coat of Circa 1850 tung and teak oils, then two coats of Bullseye Shellac. The rim has been scorched with a tourch…. Lost the bark.

All comments welcome.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 11:15 PM

Really nice Brian. Very nice shape & love that walnut.

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 12:07 AM

nice job toy guy.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 12:46 AM

You don’t always end up with what you thought when you started. Sometimes the wood has it’s own, better idea of what it should be.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#4 posted 04-11-2010 01:07 AM

Organic, yeah that’s what it is. A totally surprising piece. You do nice work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 04-11-2010 04:11 AM

You’re funnin’ huh … that’s no toy. It looks great Brian !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#6 posted 04-11-2010 06:40 AM

Beautiful turning, love that walnut.

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

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#7 posted 04-11-2010 08:47 AM

Brain, I love what you have done with this piece of walnut. The turning is beautiful and the scorched rim (sorry the bark came off) was a fantastic idea. Really like the way it draws you to the top.

Keep up the fantastic work.


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

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#8 posted 04-11-2010 02:32 PM

Really looks nice Brian. Sometimes a felle just has to break the rules, look what you have by doing that…. It is Beautiful!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 04-14-2010 06:21 PM

Looks natural edged. Love Walnut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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