Walnut and Cherry Bowl

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Project by cmckerliesr posted 12-07-2011 02:33 AM 1625 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I purchased two 6X6X4 inch walnut and cherry laminated bowl blanks. I purchased them from and am very pleased with them both. It cost me about $30 for two blanks and the shipping was free. As you can see I made a bowl of one of them.

This is the third bowl that I have made. I only have a turncrafter pro midi lathe, but it worked well. I have been thinking for some time about buying a full size lathe as I keep wanting to make things that are bigger then can fit on this lathe. As I have done more and more on the lathe I bought a set of Easy Wood tools. I am very happy with them but I will go into that in product view.

I really like the way the bowl turned out and am looking forward to making more.

Just an additional comment (12/07/2077)
I was looking at the picture and saw something on the upper left side and the lower right of the bowl in the first picture. At first I had a panic attack. I thought oh crap there are flaws in the bowl and I just posted this messed up crap on lumberjocks. I immediately ran and got the bowl to see what I missed before and was feeling sick to my stomach for posting something with such flaws. Well, it turns out that what may initially look like flaws in the bowl are actually reflections. The upper left side is the reflection off the closed blinds of a window and the lower right is a reflection off the table and background cloth. I was sooooo relieved. Anyway, just thought I would share that.

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 02:38 AM

Looks like racing stripes!!! Nice job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 04:17 AM

Really like those colors together!

A suggestion, if I might, if you made yourself a Longsworth Chuck, you could easily reverse chuck the bowl and work the chuck tenon down to a very short foot for the bowl.

Nice job on the bowl!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 04:38 AM

I really admire you creativity and I’m jelous of your turning talent!
I like the color combination.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 01:07 PM

Thanks for all the kind words.
Lew, I always look for suggestions or other ways to do things. So by all means suggest away. That goes for everyone.
I must admit to being a little ignorant of a Longsworth Chuck so I will have to find out exactly what that is and how to make one. I did do one bowl where I simply cut a tenon in the bottom then when I was done I just parted the tenon off flush with the bottom of the bowl.
I have one more of these blanks, and since this will be used for my first attempt at a bowl with a lid. I definitely need to know more about the Longsworth Chuck.

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 03:37 PM

Here is a link to making one of these chucks-


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 10:22 PM

Nice combination of wood and great piece of turning.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 10:47 PM

Almost looks like tartan with the stripes and the light the way it is. Nice :)

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