3 walnut bowls

  • Advertise with us
Project by jockmike2 posted 09-12-2009 08:42 PM 2743 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just 3 walnut bowls out of the wood pile. The larger one was a burl on the side of a big tree. Some beautiful figure in that one. The other two were just plain walnut. I used dark walnut stain on the smaller ones and Waterlox Original on the burl. Then shellaced them all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

26 comments so far

View woodworm's profile


14477 posts in 4830 days

#1 posted 09-12-2009 08:53 PM

Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View CharlieM1958's profile


16292 posts in 5458 days

#2 posted 09-12-2009 08:55 PM

Nice bowls, Mike!

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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14192 posts in 5223 days

#3 posted 09-12-2009 09:08 PM

well done …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Karson's profile


35278 posts in 5640 days

#4 posted 09-12-2009 09:33 PM

Mike: Some great looking bowls. It looks like you are getting your lathe working again.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected] †

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1358 posts in 5239 days

#5 posted 09-12-2009 10:01 PM

Attractive little bowls. Love the finish on them.

-- Bob A in NJ

View degoose's profile


7284 posts in 4594 days

#6 posted 09-12-2009 10:13 PM

I would like to learn to use my lathe one day.. and make something close to as nice as these.

-- Be safe.

View littlecope's profile


3132 posts in 4742 days

#7 posted 09-12-2009 10:55 PM

Phee-Yew, those are Pretty!! Man, turning looks like the sweetest addiction anybody could have!
Really Super Job, Michael!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 5486 days

#8 posted 09-12-2009 11:00 PM

Thanks all, yes Karson. After buying a lathe at an auction for 4 shwags I got my big lathe fixed again by the same company. They found me a different frequency control, a bigger and better one that was actually cheaper. This one runs really great, better than the actual one that came with the lathe. I had to run a new line for it. 10- gauge wire and a 30 amp fuse but it’s worth it. I’m currently working on a 13 inch 3inch wide piece of cherry to make a bowl for the wife or daughter or whoever beats me out of it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View mmh's profile


3697 posts in 4962 days

#9 posted 09-12-2009 11:21 PM

Very nicely done! The shapes are quite elegant. The thinness of them actually make them look more like asian style porcelain bowls.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View jack1's profile


2167 posts in 5267 days

#10 posted 09-12-2009 11:25 PM

Nice work. Very delicate.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 5539 days

#11 posted 09-12-2009 11:27 PM

Really nice Mike!

I’m happy for you about getting your lathe working again.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 4685 days

#12 posted 09-13-2009 12:06 AM

Great looking bowls.

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 5486 days

#13 posted 09-13-2009 12:31 AM

Thanks all, seems good to post some projects again. I’ve made some things on the other lathe I bought but didn’t think they were worth posting. I know one thing the darn camera I have has got to go. I can’t get a decent picture with it to save my behind. Very kind remarks, very much appreciated. I’m no Trifern but Trifern is no mike. LOL

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View sedcokid's profile


2738 posts in 4838 days

#14 posted 09-13-2009 12:50 AM

Again, one Great Job!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View jeffthewoodwacker's profile


603 posts in 5044 days

#15 posted 09-13-2009 01:20 AM

Nice job on the bowls. The finish work is very nice.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

showing 1 through 15 of 26 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

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