end grain bowl..

  • Advertise with us
Project by woodkiller posted 07-27-2011 02:18 PM 2393 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project that I have turned outboard on my 1642. It was a tough project to say the least. I worked on it for several hours before finishing it. It is Spalted Ambrosia Maple and is 17’+ wide and about 6” tall. I will include the picture of my home made rest that was used for this project. Comments welcome, Russell.

13 comments so far

View Nick's profile


87 posts in 2880 days

#1 posted 07-27-2011 04:24 PM

This a beautful bowl ou made. Really like the color

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

View childress's profile


841 posts in 3568 days

#2 posted 07-27-2011 04:31 PM

That’s an awesome bowl. I like how the spalting looks like it’s dripping

-- Childress Woodworks

View HalDougherty's profile


1820 posts in 3264 days

#3 posted 07-27-2011 04:37 PM

I love the wood you used. I guess I need to put some maple logs on the ground and wait… The tool rest is also impressive. Welding is a skill every woodworker could use. I’ve got several projects I don’t have either the skill or time to do.

-- Hal, Tennessee

View CharlieM1958's profile


16275 posts in 4245 days

#4 posted 07-27-2011 04:40 PM

Wow! That is a humongous bowl with some awesome figure. Great job!

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

View Transition's profile


340 posts in 2570 days

#5 posted 07-27-2011 05:07 PM

Incredible bowl! Love the figure. And I could use one of those stands!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

View woodsmith's profile


69 posts in 3819 days

#6 posted 07-27-2011 05:30 PM

How do you keep it from spliting out from the center? I am trying to learn how to turn I have Grizzley 1642.

-- woodsmith

View Bearpie's profile


2601 posts in 3045 days

#7 posted 07-27-2011 05:43 PM

Beautiful bowl with awesome spalting on it. I have not turned anything that big yet but I do have some wood prepared for making large bowls. I just have not gotten around to do it yet.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4273 days

#8 posted 07-27-2011 06:14 PM

Gorgeous bpwl! Excellent design and workmanship.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View ncdon's profile


220 posts in 2903 days

#9 posted 07-27-2011 08:22 PM

Great looking bowl, and the size too. Just awesome.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

View Bearpie's profile


2601 posts in 3045 days

#10 posted 07-28-2011 07:05 AM

Well, I felt the urge to turn a large bowl after reading your post last night and started on a Hickory crotch piece I had that is just under 5” thick and I had to cut it down so it would fit on my lathe at 19 1/2” Dia. The capacity of my lathe is 20” inboard, I don’t have any outboard attachments yet. Filled a whole garbage can of shavings from this piece. It developed a few cracks and I’m hoping it doesn’t open up too much. If it does I’ll just fill it with turquoise! Hope to finish turning it tomorrow. Will post pictures when I am done with it. Thanks for spurring me on by posting your work.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View sedcokid's profile


2733 posts in 3625 days

#11 posted 07-28-2011 02:56 PM

Wow!! That is on beautiful bowl! I am looking for a vacuum pump but havent found one yet. Your stand is very nice as well.

Thanks for sharing….

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Bearpie's profile


2601 posts in 3045 days

#12 posted 07-29-2011 04:15 AM

Here is a sneak preview of my 19” x 3 1/14” bowl, my largest turning so far. I found it difficult to get all the sanding marks out of such a large piece. I guess patience will be the key. I have the turquoise in the cracks that developed and I used my foredom tool with an 1/8” rasp to widen the cracks so the inlay is stronger.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View woodkiller's profile


103 posts in 2965 days

#13 posted 07-29-2011 01:59 PM

Erwin that is a sharp looking bowl. I had trouble sanding mine as well. I put some Walnut oil on mine then sanded it. It helped a lot.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics