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Walnut and Oak Bowl

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Project by cajunpen posted 114 days ago 744 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not having any wood large enough to turn a bowl I decided to glue up a bowl blank. I have a piece of Walnut that is 6 1/8” x 36” and 1” thick. I cut off a 13” piece and ran that and an incredible piece of Oak that I’ve had around for years waiting for the right project. I ran all the pieces through the drum sander and got them dead flat, glued up the blank and mounted it on the lathe. It produced a mountain of really fine curly pieces of wood – but I got this shaped and sanded. I used O. B.’s Shine Juice (Eddies Castelin's Video) for the finish – this is a mixture of equal parts of Denatured Alcohol, Clear Shellac and BLO. The finished bowl is 5 3/8” x 2 5/8”.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 114 days ago

Very nice Bill

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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grizzman

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#2 posted 114 days ago

i really like the 2 toned bowl, that way when you get to the bottom its a lighter color, and it looks good. when you dont have big solid chunks to turn, then do what you did, it looks just as good to me.

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

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 114 days ago

Beautiful turn.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 114 days ago

Nice job Bill. You did a great job assembling the walnut. Your piece of oak looks more like maple to me.

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

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 114 days ago

Love it, great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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1Woody

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#6 posted 114 days ago

Nice job on the bowl, really looks nice.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 113 days ago

Nice, Bill.

One thing I have learned: As long as you have scraps, you have bowl blanks!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 113 days ago

Very nice bowl Bill…the walnut and oak go well together. Thanks for sharing.

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 112 days ago

I really like it. I always like these two wood species together in or on any project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 108 days ago

It came out really beautiful and attractive. Like two toned color and the pretty grains really pop. Great work!

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