"Two Faced"

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Project by Craig Havran posted 01-25-2013 06:59 PM 1172 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a 13” walnut bowl finished with boiled walnut oil that, when turned, was very roughly cut so I could not see any grain pattern. It wasn’t until I shut the lathe off to reverse chuck it that I saw it. I thought I found a treasure. Having a regular grain pattern and the high figure makes this bowl one of my favorites. After getting it turned to final dimensions, I filled in the natural inclusions with crushed turquoise. Thank you for looking. Be safe friends. -Craig

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 08:27 PM

Unique bowl. I like the inlays.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 09:16 PM

Nice clean turn Craig,
well done

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

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 03:18 AM

That’s definitely a beautiful piece of wood. I like the fact that you kept it simple to show off that grain. The turquoise looks good with it too.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-26-2013 03:42 AM

Very nice.

Crushed turquoise..? How does that work? Any links to tutorials?

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 03:53 AM

Thanks, everybody.

jakub76- when you have got a small inclusion like that you can fill it in with crushed turquoise. You then add ultra thin super glue to set it. Use your freshly sharpened bowl gouge as a scraper and clean up the rest with sanding. Really cool effect it gives.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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