Walnut save

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Project by Gwfly posted 08-26-2011 05:04 AM 1149 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this bowl out a walnut crouch blank. It cracked so bad that I cut it out and added a segmented maple bottom to it. I could could not trash the walnut. The size is 3×7.5.

-- gwfly

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 05:31 AM

Thats a nice save would have been a shame to have lost the lot, beautiful colour in that walnut :)

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

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 07:38 AM

That came out really well. I love the contrast between the 2 woods.

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

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 07:46 AM

Increasingly I believe the second most important skill a woodworker has to develop (after the ability to cut straight) is the ability to turn an accident/mistake into an opportunity.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 08:45 AM

Great save, and nice work

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 01:51 PM

And a very nice save it was with that segmented bottom. That is the beauty of woodworking, you can always redesign with the original piece of wood if a problems occurs. With metal, it is usually scrap.
That is a great looking bowl and for a customer, you planned it that way!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-27-2011 03:50 PM

The segmented bottom looks great! Beautiful save!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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