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#1 posted 09-10-2012 10:18 PM
Beautiful bowl. That 4th pic you can get lost in. Great job and the walnut is NICE!
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
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#2 posted 09-11-2012 12:13 AM
Great job. I haven’t done any wood turning with walnut yet but looking forward to the day i do. Is it easy to work with or pain in the rear?
-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (email@example.com)
#3 posted 09-11-2012 12:38 AM
Thanks Jay, it does have some nice grain differentiation.
Tom: It turns easily, but it’s not my favorite wood to work with. Tear out is pretty easy to make happen, the acid in the wood dulls tools quickly and it is very unforgiving when trying to get a good finish. The slightest scratches or bruised areas that wouldn’t show on other woods stand out very well against walnuts color.
Even so, it’s a pretty wood.
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#4 posted 09-11-2012 01:01 AM
very nice, finish turned out great
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....
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#5 posted 09-12-2012 12:52 AM
Nice piece of walnut !
-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""
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#6 posted 09-12-2012 01:25 AM
I have not done any turning either, although a lathe did come with the Shop Smith. I’ll most likely try it sometime. Beautiful bowl!
-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.
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