Walnut winged Bowl

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Project by shimmy posted 1501 days ago 1099 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is 5” square and a little under 2” high. It’s a pretty piece of walnut but unfortunately has a few hairline cracks. Finished with a couple of coats of tung oil.

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#1 posted 1501 days ago

Pretty! You did a good job on those extended wings. Aren’t they more difficult done in a smaller shape? Little room to get in there? Or is it easier because you aren’t reaching as deeply? Looks good.


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#2 posted 1501 days ago

Looks great a new form to me

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1501 days ago

Very cool great shape and form

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#4 posted 1501 days ago

Did a great job on. So, tell us, just how many knuckles did you lose?


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#5 posted 1501 days ago

Looks great, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 1501 days ago

Nice looking bowl, interesting shape.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 1500 days ago

Nice design. Sort of a Danish modern style?
Did you do anything for the cracks?
I would suggest using some medium viscosity super glue (Cyanoacrylate). It is slow enough in setting up that it will seep into the crack, filling, sealing, and preventing it from getting worse. I use it all the time. If you see a crack developing during the early stages of a turning using the glue will often stop the crack from progressing and you can then cut past it and eliminate it. If the crack (or a flaw in the wood) is large you can add some sawdust with the glue and make a color matched patch.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 1500 days ago

I like it!! Great job, thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 1500 days ago

Thanks all.

Barbs, it’s a little tight but just about right for 1/2” bowl gouge to work into from each direction.

Les B
Most of the cracks were more aesthetic problems than stability issues. One did run right through one of the legs so it was about to come off when I saw it. I glued it back with 5 minute epoxy but that unfortunately stained the wood even though I sprayed the whole piece with a sanding sealer to try to prevent that.

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#10 posted 1500 days ago

Looks great.

-- Norman

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#11 posted 1324 days ago

that is cool! I’ve never seen anything like it before. Bravo!

-- PaulMayer,

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