Walnut Globe Bowl

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Project by Woodbridge posted 12-24-2011 05:08 AM 1210 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Attempt number three. Another small piece of walnut that had a small globe shaped bowl in it. It is about 4” diameter and 3.5” tall. I felt a bit more comfortable and turned up the speed of the lathe. As I was turning a few of the cracks started to open up and I filled them with 5 minute epoxy before going further. I also partially filled a hole on the side of the bowl as well. I’m not really sure how to finish these things, this one has a bit of urethane wiped on it. I have seen so many turnings on LJ with glass luike finsihes. Any advice or suggestions is appreciated.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 05:22 AM

Nice turning.

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 05:30 AM

Nice bowl. Filling the cracks is important as you get thinner so It will not blow apart if the wall is real thin. With that epoxy you can mix in sawdust from the project to make to color of the filler match better. I have found that if I sift it through about 150 grit Abranet paper, it gets to talcum powder fine-ness and then it mixes better with out lumps for a filler.

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 02:21 PM

Great job, thanks for sharing!

-- David W./Central Florida

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