Oak Tree Crotch Bowl

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Project by Nick_R posted 290 days ago 781 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just can’t seem to stop making bowls.. I don’t know why they are so satisfying to me but I really enjoy it.. Maybe it is a fad… Anyway, digging through and restacking the old woodpile I came across a crotch piece that was too big for my fireplace and felt very dense (heavy not dumb) so I thought I would give it a whirl.. (pun intended).

To my surprise a boring old piece of oak had all this character and color. Who woulda thunk it? It is now my favorite of all my bowls.

Again just wax and polish finish…

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#1 posted 290 days ago

I like it. And I like doing bowls as well. I’d like to see you try to make a smaller foot for your bowls and bring them up to a quicker sweep (if that makes sense?). You have a great finish and some awesome finds for wood.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#2 posted 290 days ago

Turning is addictive! I’ve only turned a couple of bowls, but I do understand the fascination. Your bowl is fantastic.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 290 days ago

Wow! A very dramatic chunk of oak!!

-- Smitty

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#4 posted 290 days ago

If they turn out like this one, why would you want to quit? It’s beautiful

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 290 days ago

Very nice bowl, beautiful piece of oak…nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 290 days ago

Lovely grain there, great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 290 days ago

Very very cool bowl! What a great surprise from your boring old, dense oak. :) Turned out well. (Pun intended)

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#8 posted 289 days ago

Great work turning this bowl. It’s beautiful.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#9 posted 287 days ago

Gorgeous bowl! The boring oak looks amazing with those great colors and grain patterns. Great turning piece!

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#10 posted 286 days ago


Super colors and I love the way you angled the lip of the bowl.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 246 days ago

Great work! Bowl turning is definitely addictive.

-- Xyloid Curt

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