Walnut Bowl with Malchite Rim Inlay

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Walnut and crushed malachite.


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#1 posted 657 days ago

Very nice bowl. What was the highest grit you sanded to and what finish did U put on it?

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#2 posted 657 days ago

Thanks, I went to 320 on this. Wet sanded with boiled linseed oil to fill the pores and any tiny checks or scratches that I may have missed. Buffed off the excess with a dry paper towels until they came away clean, while it was still mounted in the chuck. I’ll add another coat of oil tomorrow or the next day, then perhaps some microcrystalline wax.

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#3 posted 657 days ago

Beautiful bowl, love it. I’m making one right now out of some old logs from some trees that were cut down in the neighborhood…not an easy task

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#4 posted 657 days ago

This is a very beautiful bowl. The grain looks fantastic and the shape augments it nicely. I like how the inlay ring is at an angle on the rim. Looks pretty shiny for just BLO and normal levels of sanding.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 657 days ago

Very nicely done. Beautiful.

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#6 posted 657 days ago

I like how straightforward this piece is, with the inlay and sloped lip as the icing on top, so to speak.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 657 days ago

That’s a very nice bowl. Well done.

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#8 posted 656 days ago

Beautiful piece !

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#9 posted 655 days ago

The contrast is stunnigly beautiful. My husband really liked the picture when I showed it to him. I have quite a bit of walnut kicking around and I’d like to turn something for him for Christmas. May I ask, did you crush the stone yourself or buy it crushed? What glue did you use to secure the stone? Were you concerned with the Malachite dusk, as I’ve read that it is toxic? Thank you! Courtney

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#10 posted 655 days ago

Hey Jhelum. I purchased a nice sized mineral specimen and have been breaking pieces off and crushing it myself. I use a hammer and a steel plate inside a deep walled container to contain all of the flying pieces. You could also make some sort of more elaborate mortar and pestle affair from a steel pipe with a plate welded on the bottom, and another piece of solid steel to hammer in. I haven’t had the need for that yet, it’s a pretty quick process to just knock a piece off the big specimen and hammer away.

As far as dust, I use a 3M mask with an organic filter for sanding and when I use CA for pens and such. CA is the glue used here.

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#11 posted 655 days ago

Stunning bowl!!

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#12 posted 654 days ago

No joke, this is the one of the most beautiful bowls I have ever seen. Great job!

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