Scrap Left Overs From Walnut Logs Made Into Bandsaw Bowls

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Project by Blackie_ posted 05-15-2013 11:22 PM 1289 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: Bandsaw made Bowls out of Walnut.

Story: A while back I had the great fortune to harvest via my chainsaw a downed Walnut tree that had been on the ground for a couple, few years from a neighboring town called Hutto which was about 45 miles from me, once I got the logs home, I milled them into boards and left some in their natural log form to make jewelry log boxes from using my bandsaw, once the boxes were made I had these left over cutouts and were thrown to the side and about to be discarded when the idea hit me to keep them for a later project so they lay around the shop for several months until a week ago when they made there way to my bandsaw table and thus the outcome you see in the photos.

Moral of the story, never throw away which that you can make something out of. :)

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 11:26 PM

That’s a really good idea and nice work.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 11:30 PM

Very neat. Save all the good wood rather than burn it!!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 11:50 PM

Very cool, Blackie! They came out beautiful. I always find a great deal of satisfaction making something nice out of what most consider waste. You sure did great here. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 12:31 AM

I didn’t think there was any waste in woodworking… :) OH, those are beeee-u-teeee-ful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 12:46 AM

Very nice…!Make every little left-over piece of wood count….that’s why toothpicks are made from wood…

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 02:55 AM

yea you should see my shop and the surrounding area, wood , wood, and more wood…...and i love it…you did a nice job here randy…the walnut is so dark and rich looking..maybe put some pink felt in the bottoms so the center really shows up…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 05:21 AM

Very Nice Randy. I have a ton of drawer cuts out saved for something. I did make a few smaller boxes, but yours look nice & small. Great for the small items.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 06:39 AM


These should sell as holders, or as give-aways to kids at shows. I continue to think that a battery powered bandsaw operating in your booth would be a crowd pleaser and sales booster.


-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 05-19-2013 12:19 PM

I need to make some of these! Free form trays. Handy for lots of things. Thanks for sharing!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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