Walnut bowls

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Project by Ben posted 10-01-2008 04:46 AM 2189 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my friends asked me if I could make him some bowls from a walnut tree that fell in his back yard. What I didn’t realize was that he was going to give me to logs that were extremely checked. I had to mill the lumber myself, and without a power tool big enough I had to saw them in half with a hand saw. After I milled the logs into boards i glued them together and then cut out concentric circles at 45 degrees with my jig saw. I stacked up the rings and glued the boards together and then used my gouges to carve them to the final dimensions. This was my first time tackling bowls and I think they turned out great.

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#1 posted 10-01-2008 05:07 AM

wow…what a process…would love a more detailed process because I have some walnut cuttoffs that my neighbor gave me and it would be fun to do this…

nice bowl!!!!!!!!!

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#2 posted 10-01-2008 07:17 AM

You must really like your neighbor,

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#3 posted 10-01-2008 07:58 AM

Love thy neighbor and thy neighbors walnut. My arms feel sore just looking at that ripped piece. Do you arm wrestle in your spare time?

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#4 posted 10-01-2008 05:22 PM

That’s quite the project to tackle!! You hand cut your lumber, then hand carved the bowl?? WOW, that’s old school woodworking at it’s best. Great job!

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