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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 07-12-2011 02:44 AM 1673 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 07-12-2011 02:46 AM

Stunning, what a great looking bowl

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 02:47 AM

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

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 03:17 AM

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 07-12-2011 03:18 AM

beautiful grain Charlie,kinda reminds me of a catseye marble

-- Smitty!!!

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 03:18 AM

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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#6 posted 07-12-2011 03:25 AM

Gorgeous!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 03:44 AM

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 07-12-2011 03:59 AM

Great looking bowl. I love carving walnut!

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

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 04:49 AM

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

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 07-12-2011 05:40 AM

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 07-12-2011 06:03 AM

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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#12 posted 07-12-2011 06:31 AM

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 07-12-2011 08:12 AM

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 07-12-2011 08:56 AM

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 07-12-2011 10:38 AM

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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