My first walnut bowl.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-23-2012 12:51 AM 749 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View RussellAP's profile


2966 posts in 1038 days

12-23-2012 12:51 AM

This is five boards glued up. I glued a couple small boards on so I could attach it to my lathe but the screws I used were too long and I brain farted and now there are holes in the bowl.
I figured it was a job for some epoxy and steel filings.

It’s for an old friend who want’s to give it to her sister, also an old friend. So I hope she likes it. I’m only charging her for the wood that I have in it. I need some practice on these bowls. This one broke off the glue mounting midway through the hollowing process and I had to reglue it which means re-turning it. It took most of the day, and three days prior just in gluing up.

In other words, a lot of work goes into one of these.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

6 replies so far

View robert triplett's profile

robert triplett

1482 posts in 1856 days

#1 posted 12-23-2012 03:14 AM

It is a lot easier, and often cheaper, to use a chunk of wood instead of a glue up. But we can’t always find that big chunk! Overall a nice bit of work. A lot of learning going on I bet! I ‘once’ did the same mistakes with the screws.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

View Alexander's profile


190 posts in 1862 days

#2 posted 12-23-2012 03:23 AM

very nice color. to fill the holes try 5 second glue and coffee grounds. the grounds will san out and look like knots.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

View Steve Peterson's profile

Steve Peterson

263 posts in 1833 days

#3 posted 12-23-2012 11:56 PM

That’s a good looking first bowl. I like the color and figure in the wood. They should get easier and better looking as you do more.

It might help to get a power sanding attachment with some 80 grit paper. This would help to reduce the tear out. It sure cuts down on the sanding time.

-- Steve

View a1Jim's profile


112933 posts in 2328 days

#4 posted 12-23-2012 11:58 PM

The first of many to come.

-- Custom furniture

View hhhopks's profile


565 posts in 1128 days

#5 posted 12-24-2012 12:16 AM

Next bowl, a blog is in order.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

View Roger's profile


15348 posts in 1555 days

#6 posted 12-24-2012 01:14 PM

A really nice Walnut bowl.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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