LumberJocks

Water Oak bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by Adam Hood posted 1087 days ago 1055 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a slab of this Water Oak that was 2 1/2’ x 1 1/2’ x 5”. This stiff is HEAVY!!! I got 3 bowl blanks out of it and just 1 blank weighs about 8 lbs. The blanks started out 8”x5”. Finished diameter is 7 1/2” x 4 1/4”. This piece was about half heartwood and half sapwood. It made for a fun time turning because the heartwood is more dense and weighs more than the sapwood so it liked to bounce my lathe over the whole shop. I got it turned down and sanded to 360 and finished with shallac. I love the way it came out with the mixed grain.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





11 comments so far

View sedcokid's profile

sedcokid

2663 posts in 2201 days


#1 posted 1087 days ago

Adam,
This is sure a pretty bowl, looks almost like a burl…. Never heard of Water Oak, anyway this is very nice!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Adam Hood's profile

Adam Hood

264 posts in 1482 days


#2 posted 1087 days ago

I never thought of it looking like burl but I guess it does don’t it? I had never heard of Water Oak either but I asked some turners about it and they said it is. Thanks!!

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

View SSMDad's profile

SSMDad

395 posts in 1199 days


#3 posted 1087 days ago

Nice job Adam. It does have a burl’esque (haha) quality to it.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

View Adam Hood's profile

Adam Hood

264 posts in 1482 days


#4 posted 1087 days ago

HAHAHA!!! lol, thanks Chris.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

View Roger's profile (online now)

Roger

14166 posts in 1406 days


#5 posted 1087 days ago

beautiful grain for sure. very nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View Adam Hood's profile

Adam Hood

264 posts in 1482 days


#6 posted 1087 days ago

Thanks Roger.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

View rmoore's profile

rmoore

313 posts in 1237 days


#7 posted 1087 days ago

Another beauty! I love the grain. Don’t ever use a different background for your pictures. I can spot your post right away on that table. The first pen you posted on that table looked like it was floating on water. LOL

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

View Adam Hood's profile

Adam Hood

264 posts in 1482 days


#8 posted 1087 days ago

You know Ron, the wife.said the same thing bout the first pics I posted. I am going to keep using the table..it gives it a good background n the natural light gives better lighting than artificial light in the house. Have you been doing any turning? Have you checked out the Cedar bowls I have done and posted the last week.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

View rmoore's profile

rmoore

313 posts in 1237 days


#9 posted 1086 days ago

It’s been so hot lately I haven’t felt like doing much. I turned a rolling pin while on vacation a couple of weeks ago and another candlestick which ended in disaster. I’ll email you a picture of it and try to post the polling pin soon.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

View Roz's profile

Roz

1658 posts in 2389 days


#10 posted 1081 days ago

Very nice, I really like the color you finished it in and the grain.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

View Adam Hood's profile

Adam Hood

264 posts in 1482 days


#11 posted 1081 days ago

Thanks Terry. The color that you see is the color of the wood. All I did was finish it with clear shellac. I love the look of the grain myself.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase