Walnut winged Bowl

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Project by shimmy posted 06-19-2010 03:46 AM 1530 views 2 times favorited 12 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 06-19-2010 03:52 AM

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 06-19-2010 04:01 AM

Looks great a new form to me

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-19-2010 07:16 AM

Very cool great shape and form

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#4 posted 06-19-2010 07:23 AM

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


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#5 posted 06-19-2010 07:27 AM

Looks great, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 06-19-2010 08:58 AM

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 06-19-2010 06:30 PM

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 06-19-2010 10:59 PM

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

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 06-20-2010 01:17 AM

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 06-20-2010 07:36 AM

Looks great.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 12-12-2010 07:55 PM

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

-- PaulMayer,

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#12 posted 03-14-2017 12:05 PM

Shimmy, this is quite a lovely piece. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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