walnut stump bowl

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Project by treecycler posted 12-20-2010 06:28 PM 1578 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl has come a long way, starting with the removal of the tree. Boards were sawn for air drying, the massive stump was extracted from the earth and trimmed down using the roots as turning blanks. The stump has to be cleaned of rocks, dirt, and debris. Next comes building a jig to saw the stump on our bandmill, sawing the stump into five pieces. We used the shopbuilt circle jig on our bandsaw to saw a 13” bowl blank, then turned on the lathe.

-- Adam, Virginia,

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 07:17 PM

Fantastic bowl. Looks like a lot of work, and totally worth the effort.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 07:35 PM

Sounds like you didn’t waste anything! GREAT looking bowl!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 09:05 PM

Great Piece of work! Really Nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 09:20 PM

Its not every day you get to see walnut stump burl, the figure in that looks great!

-- Nathan

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 12:02 AM

nice wood! Looks like a beast of a lathe (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 02:09 AM

Ah, stumpwood is fascinating stuff – always a surprise. Nice bowl!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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