black walnut bowl

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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 04-05-2013 09:22 AM 1091 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of several black walnut bowls that I have turned in the past few weeks.
Got this wood from a friend that is kind enough to give me wood from time to time.
Never did get the finish I wanted on this bowl so it may go back for some more work before it gets a home.
Thanks for looking

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 09:32 AM

Nice bowl Tom, from what I can see on the photographs the finish looks fine to me. Nice to have friends who will give you pieces of timber like that. What drying process did you use?

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 11:44 AM

Good looking bowl.I like the finish , too!............Jim

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

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 12:54 PM

Wow Tom, that’s a sharp looking bowl – love that walnut

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 12:58 PM

Nice job of turning that, Tom. The wood is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 05:05 PM

the wood is wonderful

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 08:25 PM

hi very nice looking bowl love the wood and the finish looks ok too me


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#7 posted 04-06-2013 12:25 AM

That is a beautiful piece of Walnut. Glad you kept the sap wood. I really makes a gorgeous contrast!

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#8 posted 04-06-2013 02:51 AM

That sap sure makes a point of difference Tom, nice job

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

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#9 posted 04-06-2013 03:41 PM

Beautiful bowls. Love those grain pattersn.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 04-07-2013 11:21 PM

Nice chunk of walnut !

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#11 posted 04-09-2013 01:28 PM

That black walnut is gorgeous. Like the shape of the bowl and the finish looks great. Great job!

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