Gunstock Bowl

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Project by bake posted 572 days ago 1167 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made from an off cut from an English walnut stock blank.
I have a friend that is a fabulous stockmaker and he gives me his scraps sometimes. It would make you cry to see what he burns in his wood stove.
The bowl is my best piece that I have turned so far, the wall thickness is very uniform, it is very thin and lightweight.
Approximately 6”x 3”x 3/8”
Finish is 2 coats of shellac and about 12 coats of wipe on poly.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 572 days ago

A real beauty!

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#2 posted 572 days ago

Wow. It is amazing how a simple shape, done well can expose the true beauty of the wood. Very nice job, I aspire to turn one as good as this someday.

-- - If it ain't broke, don't lend it!

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#3 posted 572 days ago


-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#4 posted 572 days ago

Really rich. That shellac really seals up the grain nicely. I forgot to do that on a bowl and it took 10 coats of poly just to seal it up.
I’d like to try a quasi french polish on one only with 2lb shellac cut, about 150 coats just to say I did it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 571 days ago

Beautiful bowl!!..............Jim

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 571 days ago

Great job, beautiful bowl.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#7 posted 571 days ago

Stunning grain and a beautiful turning.

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

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#8 posted 570 days ago

Wow! great turning on that amazing bowl, beautiful wood and awesome finish.

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