Another Claro Walnut Bowl

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Project by scrappy posted 11-15-2011 04:15 AM 1859 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another Bowl I turned from Claro Walnut. I just love the grain variations and the color difference that runs throughout this wood.

8 inch diam. X 3 3/4 inch tall. Turned to 3/16 wall. 6 coats of Tung Oil/Varnish then buffed with the Bealle Buffing System

One of the largest bowls I have done. I love watching the bowl appear from out of the rough blank. Turning has become my ZEN time. Just spin the wood and watch what happens.

Please leave all comments and critiques. I am always trying to improve and your comments help.

Thanks for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 04:20 AM

I looks really fantastic! The color and figure are perfect!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 04:25 AM

Scrappy, this is a beautiful bowl. The grain pattern is Gorgeous, shape is great. Overall this is an outstanding piece!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 05:52 AM

Beautiful! I hope to get a lathe someday and feel your love for turning.

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 06:26 AM

Looking great with fantastic color of wood, fibers grow up beauty of bowl

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 06:41 AM

I think that is one of your sharpest looking ones Scrappy!
That wood is out of this world !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 07:07 AM

OH MY! Can we say beautiful? Yes, we can. Can’t really say anything else right now.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#7 posted 11-15-2011 07:19 AM

Vary nice .I like the grain also.

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#8 posted 11-15-2011 11:45 AM

nice work scrappy.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 11-15-2011 11:55 AM

You keep topping your prior ‘Best’!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#10 posted 11-15-2011 01:17 PM

Can’t beat that wood! Nice thin walls. Great job

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#11 posted 11-15-2011 06:01 PM

Good to see you again, Scrappy. Your turnings keep getting better and better. This one is absolutely gorgeous in both materials and craftsmanship.

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

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#12 posted 11-15-2011 10:55 PM

Great looking bowl Scrappy. That has some fantastic grain.

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#13 posted 11-15-2011 11:37 PM

Love the form here Scrappy, lovely turn. Man you must have a stash of this beautiful timber, it comes up fabulous Mate :))

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

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#14 posted 11-16-2011 01:09 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I really enjoyed making this.

It has been getting easier to make things like this with the more I do. Practice, practice, practice. It sure helps.

Thanks again.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#15 posted 11-16-2011 01:37 AM

Quite the wood, and excellent form for the bowl. 3/16” walls is incredible… I would have blown out the side.

-- Allen, Colorado

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