Figured Walnut Bowl, Natural (no finish)

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Project by BenDupre posted 01-25-2017 05:01 AM 1247 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to bowl turning. Made this from an offcut I found in the bin at the lumberyard. Used a combination of bowl gouge, scraper, and carbide tools. faceplate turned, then reversed in a novachuck. Sanded to 400. No finish applied

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#1 posted 01-25-2017 03:58 PM

Nice work, Ben. Beautiful bowl.

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 12:50 AM

Looks great. I love walnut.

-- Bevy - NH

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 03:36 AM

Good start to your turning Ben, nice offcut to find.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 03:45 AM

I think you found a very nice piece of Black Walnut Crotch. In the future you could take the foot down a little more to like 3/16 and it would look much better.

Also it looks like you have very good tool control since I do not see any tear out.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 01-26-2017 03:53 AM

Art thanks for the tip. I got some cole jaws now so I can flip them back over. I had to scrape and scrape and scrape to get the tearout out. This is way more challenging than i thought it would be. I am still fighting the gouge and getting catches.

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#6 posted 01-26-2017 03:53 AM

Very nice! If you have some oil finish and a small chunk of that wood left, you might want to experiment with it. It’s already beautiful, but some enhancement might make it nicer. I bought a piece of black walnut to make a door bell chime cover, and lucked into a nicely figured section on one end. Someday I’ll get a chance to chuck it up in the lathe.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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