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End grain walnut fruit bowl

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Project by Ovidiu posted 04-25-2012 06:23 AM 891 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to see myself as doing a project in end grain. After this experience I find it hard to turn thei wood in end grain. The photos shown the proof: I have not been able to hollow the bowl deeper. And from the pith are developing some cracks. Finished with lacquer.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 04-25-2012 07:10 AM

It looks nice. I wouldn’t have guessed walnut… crazy how much the sapwood looks like a different wood species. I wonder if there is any way to stabilize blanks containing the pith to reduce the radial cracks.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Ovidiu

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#2 posted 04-25-2012 12:33 PM

Unfortunately I have no idea … The bowl I dried it in the microwave and I think it stabilized now.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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peteg

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#3 posted 04-26-2012 02:04 AM

Nice clean design Ovidiu,
as far as ther splitting goes you will generally find when you rough turn a piece of “green” timber you need to have the thickness left at about 10% of the dia’ (a 5” blank you would leave about 1/2” thickness until it dries, the main thing to remember is that you need to have this even right around the piece, so, if you turn the walls say 1/2" but leave the bottom say 1” the two areas will dry at different rates which will invariable end in cracking, if you have pith present that is also going to not assist an even drying out.
With this one also, the microwave can produce some funny end results
Hope this is of interest to you
Cheers
Pete

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

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BenjamenJohnson

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#4 posted 04-26-2012 02:48 AM

Wow, I too never would have guessed walnut. Great looking bowl.

If the cracks aren’t all the way through, you should just say you meant it to do that to give it some character.

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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