Turned Walnut bowls

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Project by WMD2006 posted 12-21-2013 03:33 AM 946 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a set of bowls I turned for the house to keep some of the odds & ends under control. The shallower ones are made from a single block of figured walnut. Each has a simple profile to keep them matching and to keep the focus on the grain of the wood. The deeper one is 3 pieces glued up from a similar board.
These were the first projects I built with my full-size expanding jaw chuck (after having some poor results with smaller version years back). All considered, it was much easier than I was expecting. No disasters, nothing breaking.
Each was finished with danish oil and buffed with turner’s wax.

-- -MDWhite

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 04:29 AM


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#2 posted 12-21-2013 04:51 AM

Very nice turning, keep em coming.

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 10:58 AM

Very nice batch of turned bowls, the walnut looks great….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 11:30 AM

Nice job, I like the grain.

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 12:48 PM

Beautiful work. I love turning walnut. I have a hard time finding dry chunks in my local area. Nice finish I do appreciate. Thanks

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#6 posted 12-21-2013 02:31 PM

Beautiful set of bowls. I liked the way you kept them similar in design to keep them a match set set. Well done.

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

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 03:35 PM

Very nice

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#8 posted 12-21-2013 04:16 PM

These are all very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 01:28 PM

Those are all very nicely turned bowls.

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