Natural Edge Walnut Hollow Form

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Project by Roper posted 05-31-2011 01:50 AM 1166 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this walnut log from a buddy of mine at Red Rocks and this is what came out of it this weekend. 6”x6” vessel walls about 1/4” finished with wipe on poly. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 01:58 AM

I love it…....... looks great. well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 02:01 AM

Beautiful…..this one really has spectaular grain…and the white sapwood….looks like an island volcano on the 3rd pic…..very nice turning….that is definitely a keeper.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 02:14 AM

The walnut is beautiful, the sap wood really sets off the piece! I love the shape, well done!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 02:33 AM

Awesome to see so many colors in one piece….you did a great job turning this piece : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 03:08 AM

Roper, that is one beautiful piece of walnut. I love voids and the natural edge. Only a turner can recognize the beauty in a piece of wood that has holes and cracks. Job well done.


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 03:37 AM

Roper, you did well my friend, actually better than well! This is a gorgeous piece!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 03:47 AM

I can’t imagine what it takes to do something like that. One slip and the bowl blows up in your face. That’s why you get the big bucks. It is beautiful. I wonder what the piece looked like before you started turning. Ever take pictures of the before? You also have a great web site

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 05:10 AM

Hey Roper, good job.


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#9 posted 05-31-2011 05:20 AM

Great job Roper,
you did very well to keep it in one piece, always a bit nerve racking & pleasing to get them of the chuck,
Certainly didnt fight Mother Nature with this one. just let her do her thing : ))))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 05-31-2011 05:54 AM

That is exquisitely beautiful! I am a huge fan of the turned pieces I see here with natural voids, but this one is by far my favorite.

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#11 posted 05-31-2011 04:38 PM

Thanks for all the great feed back guys and gals. I never thought about it before but I am going to start keeping the camera in the shop and taking before and after pics of my projects. The hollow forms with voids are a little bit scary to turn but they are my favorite to do.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#12 posted 05-31-2011 06:14 PM

Roper, Don’t look but someone punched a hole in your art.
Beautiful as always

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 03:37 AM

Fantastic piece.

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