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Spalted alder / Claro walnut bowl

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Project by MonteCristo posted 730 days ago 1045 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I oiled this bowl (tung oil) I wasn’t quite sure what to think. I am curious as to how others will react. Please feel free to be frank, positive or negative. I suspect people will quite like it or find it garish.

Note the prominence of the medullary rays in the alder.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""





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SASmith

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#1 posted 730 days ago

I am not a big fan of the foot, but love the view from pic 4.
Do you use real tung oil or tung oil varnish.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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~Julie~

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#2 posted 730 days ago

I like it!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 730 days ago

Hi Scott:

This is straight Lee Valley tung oil (unpolymerized). I think I should have made the walnut part smaller. I cut the original alder base off when the color changed at the bottom and looked crappy. Better luck next time I guess . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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MonteCristo

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#4 posted 730 days ago

Hi Julie:

Thanks ! Not a total blowout ! Woopie !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Chris

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#5 posted 729 days ago

I like it, although I do think the base looks kind of heavy in pic 2. I wonder if a narrow rim of walnut around the top might balance it off …

Anyway, thanks for posting!

-- Chris

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 729 days ago

Hi Chris:

I think a narrow walnut rim would look good too. Maybe next time . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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SASmith

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#7 posted 729 days ago

Thanks for the reply.
I am always looking for a new finish to try on my bowls.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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kiefer

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#8 posted 727 days ago

I love the view in pic 2 it says ” FILL ME ”
Beautiful bowl .

-- Kiefer 松

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javaboy

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#9 posted 717 days ago

Nice! I like the way you incorporated the dark wood of the foot into the appearance of the interior of the bowl—it becomes part of the bowl rather than just something stuck on.

Karl

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 708 days ago

Monte, that is a very nice bowl. The finish looks great, but better yet is the centering of the grain pattern. You hit is right on! I love it when that comes out that way. Nice going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......................Jim

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

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dingle

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#11 posted 601 days ago

I like it good job and good recovery. It is exciting to see what one can make from a drastic mistake.

GOOD JOB

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