"bowl of walnuts", an art project

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Project by Walker posted 02-27-2018 07:53 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever made something out of boredom? This is my take on a decorative center piece for the dining room table. After making dovetail keyed splines for a project a while ago, I had a bunch of these funny shaped cut offs. Since I subscribe to the “no such thing as scrap” mantra, I saved them with no real purpose. Time for an “Arts and Scraps” project!

Maple bowl with walnut splines, and walnut filler. Top of the bowl has a round over, while the bottom edge has a small chamfer to give a little shadow line.

-one part boredom
-two parts too many scraps laying around
-one part testing the new miter saw
-one part tongue in cheek

I call this piece “bowl of walnuts”.

-- ~Walker

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 09:19 PM

The saying is: You simply cannot go wrong with combining maple and walnut.

You have proven that saying with this project!

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 09:27 PM

Yummy. Great use of those “special” pieces we keep laying around.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 07:59 AM

Now you put few drops of aromatic oil, than not only it will looks awesome as it is, it will smell so good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 12:26 PM

This is a very creative project and looks very nice.

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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