Black Lightening Claro Walnut.

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Project by scrappy posted 11-23-2011 04:05 AM 2065 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Black Lightening”

Here is another Claro Walnut Burl Hollow Form / Vase.

I decided to name this one “Black Lightening” because when I filled the cracks in it, they jumped out as jet black streaks across the form. It also has very light streaks running across it that are natural. One of the things I love about the Claro Walnut is it’s depth of color. Form light tan to black.

This one is short and fat. 4 inch diam. X 4 inch tall. Turned to 1/8 inch wall. Pores and holes filled with super glue and saw dust. Sanded to 400 grit. Finished with 4 coats of Old Masters Tung Oil/Varnish, then buffed with the Beall Buffing System.

Please leave all comments and critiques. I am always looking 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 11-23-2011 04:11 AM

Very nice, Dan. See you in a couple months!!

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

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 04:43 AM

that is a beauty,well done

-- jim nevada

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 04:45 AM

Very nice turning. Excellent figure.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 06:02 AM

Great job Scrappy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 06:23 AM

Very nice I like.

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 07:30 AM

Very Nice Project!!

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 09:57 AM

Dan this is a real beaut, I swear I can see a twisted contourted face in the mid section, but not sure which is the nose & which is the eyes etc, then if I tilt my head & look thru sat 10 am thu to 5 (ish) i see another clearer face or ??
fasinating piece of timber Mate

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

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#8 posted 11-23-2011 01:16 PM

Great shape. Real nice piece of wood. I was surprised to read the dimentions in your post. Picture looks like it is bigger…....very nice and well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 11-23-2011 02:39 PM

cool looking bowl

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#10 posted 11-23-2011 03:29 PM

Dan, This is a very nice piece. Great wood, shape and finish!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 11-23-2011 04:18 PM

The color and grain on this are absolutely magnificent. Almost surprised it held together on the lathe. Great work!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#12 posted 11-23-2011 05:45 PM

You’re really on a roll, Scrappy. This is a gorgeous turning.

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

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#13 posted 11-23-2011 06:31 PM

Very cool nice work Scappy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 11-23-2011 06:44 PM

As always Scrappy great work, Happy Thanksgiving.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-24-2011 01:09 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

Peteg, That is one of the things I love about Claro Walnut. Never know what it wil turn out like, but always fantastic grain patterns.

FloridaArt, This piece was nice and solid. The last hollow form was the scary one. haha

ToyGuy, I like working with the smaller pieces like this. Not as much work. (haha)

Thanks again for all the comments.


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

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