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Project by LesB posted 02-10-2014 11:15 PM 622 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of my most recent turnings.
The first is a Walnut bowl that is 12” in diameter and 4” deep, with a lot of worm holes. I almost discarded the blank when I discovered the worm holes but they do add some character. I filled them on the inside and left them open on the outside.
The second and my favorite of the two is from Apple wood. It is about 10” in diameter and 3” deep. Apple wood it becoming one of my favorite woods to turn.

Both are finished in multiple applications of walnut oil with a wax top coat.

-- Les B, Oregon





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Glen Peterson

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 11:27 PM

I like both bowls. The grain is great in both. I have some very old apple platter blanks, I’ve never turned apple, but now I’ll give it a try.
Cheers

-- Glen

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JL7

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 11:29 PM

Les, those are quite impressive….that Apple wood is really amazing…...great work….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 03:08 AM

VERY very Nice.
I really hope that my Apple tree blanks are as good as yours.
Thanks for showing.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 05:36 AM

Beautiful bowls. The Apple wood is excellent.

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

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Thuzmund

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 06:53 AM

Those bowls are terrific!

-- Here to learn

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JJones98042

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 05:41 PM

Outstanding! I’m going to have to try apple now!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 07:12 PM

Both are gorgeous bowls, the pretty grains really pop with your finish. Great job!

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