Black Walnut Volcanic Pod Bowl/Sculpture

  • Advertise with us
Project by RobertJ posted 342 days ago 1024 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the last of some old black walnut wood from a rotted tree trunk and root system. I hesitated to cut into it with my chainsaw due to rocks and dirt, etc. The chunk of wood was about 15-16” in diameter on the lathe and what wood was there, or not there, ended dictating the design. I was able to cut the outside into a bowl shape but any attempt at cutting the inside threatened to destroy all the little wood projections that I saturated with CA glue. I ended up cutting a small cup hole inside and decided to turn an oblong “pod” and place it in the ‘cup’. The result, after sanding and buffing blew my mind. I hope you enjoy this unusual piece as much as I do.

-- RobertJ, Southern California

9 comments so far

View meaded's profile


279 posts in 2304 days

#1 posted 342 days ago

Amazing piece of wood and you did it justice, very artistic

View Von's profile


182 posts in 810 days

#2 posted 342 days ago

reminds me of a stone Geode …. but with wood instead. Nicely done!

View lightweightladylefty's profile


2592 posts in 2309 days

#3 posted 342 days ago


You certainly turned that amazing piece of wood into a work of art! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View Hybridwoodwork's profile


176 posts in 649 days

#4 posted 342 days ago

Very, very cool. Love the orb!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

View deon's profile


2150 posts in 1622 days

#5 posted 342 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View Scott Oldre's profile

Scott Oldre

365 posts in 2028 days

#6 posted 341 days ago

Now that’s a Keeper. Love it

-- Scott, Irmo SC

View RobertJ's profile


26 posts in 979 days

#7 posted 341 days ago

Thank you! Might be tough to make a salad in but enjoying on the living room table.

-- RobertJ, Southern California

View Fishinbo's profile


11216 posts in 772 days

#8 posted 337 days ago

That looks amazing, it’s a beautiful art piece. The walnut is just gorgeous with your great finish. I’m sure it’s a highlight on your living room table.

View oldnovice's profile


3591 posts in 1964 days

#9 posted 62 days ago

An amazing piece of craftsmanship and artwork!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase