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Claro Walnut Bowl

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Project by McLeanVA posted 756 days ago 1065 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just getting into bowl turning and finished this claro walnut bowl. I picked up a few of the Easy Wood Tools a few weeks back and really love their simplicity and ease of use. I used the full-sized Easy Rougher (Ci1) and Easy Finisher (Ci0). Experimented a bit with the finishing technique to get the satin look I had hoped for.

I sanded from 80 grit up to 320 grit on the lathe. I stopped the lathe in between each grit and hand sanded in a swirling motion to make sure I didn’t get too many horizontal digs.

After my 320 grit, I applied Antique Oil finish and let it soak in. When it was dry, I lightly sanded with 320 grit again to scuff it up a bit. Another coat of Antique Oil finish. Let it dry and then hit it with #0000 steel wool. Then one last coat of Antique Oil finish and #0000 steel wool. I found that by the third coat of finish, that it was looking a bit glossy. So the steel wool really brought down the shine a good bit. I debated whether to rub on a final coat of paste wax, but the jury is still out on that one.

Overall dimensions are roughly 5.5” wide by 3” tall. Really excited to find/buy my next block of wood and start another bowl. Comments/critiques always welcome.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.





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WoodArtbyJR

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#1 posted 756 days ago

Nice bowl. Welcome to the Easy Wood Tool World. I knew you’d love ‘em. My next one will be the easy hollower. It looks like I will be visiting sometime in Nov. I will find some nice piece of turning stock from the west coast to give you. Keep makin chips

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#2 posted 756 days ago

Very nice bowl and super cool wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 756 days ago

very awesome bowl. those ez wood tools are made about 80 miles from where I live. I’ve been thinkin about a purchase of them myself, but, haven’t done it yet.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 756 days ago

Great job on the bowl! I really like the grain pattern and contrast. I just finished turning my first bowl a few days ago too, but using HSS tools. I’m trading a friend of mine for some insert handles, I can’t wait to try turning with carbide

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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