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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 1137 days ago 1628 views 1 time favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As soon as I rounded off the corners of this blank, I could see there was some really great figure in it.

I dared not turn the walls too thin because there were lots of cracks and voids as I went along. The bright spot in the center of the last photo is a piece of metal that appeared out of nowhere as I was turning. Go figure.

Finish is BLO followed with a 3-wheel buffing process.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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cwdance1

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#1 posted 1137 days ago

Stunning, what a great looking bowl

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 1137 days ago

Charlie, that thing is outta this world!
I think that is a one-in-a-million blank!
Beautiful work !

-- Having fun...Eric

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 1137 days ago

That is a really pretty project. Nice pictures, too. Especially 1 and 3. Nikon ?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 1137 days ago

beautiful grain Charlie,kinda reminds me of a catseye marble

-- Smitty!!!

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Karson

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#5 posted 1137 days ago

Beautiful Charlie. Looks like some child was trying out his new hammer and nails on a small walnut tree—many years ago.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 1137 days ago

Gorgeous!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1137 days ago

David: Shot with a Nikon D3000, handheld, with the stock 18-55 mm lens. If I was more in the mood to fuss around, I would have broken out the tripod and the macro/zoom lens.

Thanks for the comments, guys.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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HalDougherty

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#8 posted 1137 days ago

Great looking bowl. I love carving walnut!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 1137 days ago

Great look’in bowl Charlie. The Maple and Walnut go great together.

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 1137 days ago

Great looking piece of wood Charlie and great job on the execution of the bowl.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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peteg

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#11 posted 1137 days ago

Lovely blend of timbers Charlie, it came up great, :))

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

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majeagle1

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#12 posted 1137 days ago

OMG Charlie, beautiful bowl and I just LOVE that grain!!!!.............. would like a nice long piece of that for a box…...lol

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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murch

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#13 posted 1137 days ago

Echo the above. Brilliant finish. I love the silky looking grain pattern.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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WinterSun

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#14 posted 1137 days ago

Excellent piece! The metal include really tops it off nicely.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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Arlin Eastman

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#15 posted 1137 days ago

That is one of my favorite woods. Very nice work on the bowl. What tools did you use to finish the inside with?
The metal looks like a bullet lead.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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