Popcorn bowl

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 11-10-2012 10:36 PM 1019 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had someone request a large bowl for popcorn and this one should do the trick. Walnut bowl 18 inches in diameter and 7 inches deep! Wall thickness is just over 1/4 inch thick so the bowl will stand up to everyday use. Sanded to 220 grit, burnished with the walnut shavings and then sanded back up to 320 grit. I applied several coats of pure mineral oil while the bowl was on the lathe running at a slow speed and applying the mineral oil by hand. The heat from my hand allows the oil to be driven into the piece. When I was happy with the look and feel of the finish I used a clean lint free rag to buff the piece out. The finish process I used gives the bowl a nice low lustre sheen.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 10:41 PM

Beautiful bowl Jeff,very nice work .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 10:50 PM

That is one pretty big bowl Jeff, hope you used a bowl saver & cored a few extras out. bet the repicient is more than happy with the end result.:)
Real nice job

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

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 11:18 PM

Jeff a great looking bowl.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 12:17 AM

super project. very nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 12:29 AM

Jeff, that is something special and the low luster is a great finish.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 12:34 AM

That’s a 20 year popcorn bowl for sure !
Nice job Jeff !

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 12:35 AM

Truly beautiful turned bowl.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-11-2012 01:22 AM

Hmmm, I’m not quite convinced that it’s the right size yet. Can we have a demo??? It’s a beauty for sure!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 01:28 AM

awesome work! Two questions where do you order blanks that size and I always have a problem sanding out end grain tool marks how do you master that?

-- "good night Chesty Puller, where ever you are"

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#10 posted 11-11-2012 02:07 AM

That’s really beautiful. Wish I had it full of popcorn right now.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 11-11-2012 02:45 AM

Big Bullets – I get most of my wood from tree services freshly cut. I keep the logs long in length and seal the ends with paraffin or anchorseal. There are always folks who have had trees cut down of storm damaged trees to be had for free. I use a shear cut with a freshly ground gouge to eliminate most tool marks.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#12 posted 11-11-2012 08:00 PM

Now that is my size of bowl for Popcorn….something I have eaten for years and years…never could understand why people would use small bowls for popcorn

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#13 posted 11-13-2012 02:27 AM

This is a very nice bowl! Simple design yet very nice to look at!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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