Curly Claro Walnut Bowl

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Project by Raftermonkey posted 08-02-2010 11:54 PM 2078 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand carved curly claro walnut bowl. Tools used- Lancelot chainsaw disc, S.J. Addis gouges and Marples chisels. It does have some turquoise stones inlayed in a couple natural voids. Kinda wish I would have waited on some crushed turquoise powder. Its roughly 9 5/8” diameter and 2 7/8” tall. Finished with 2 coats of Watco butcher block oil. I let that soak in and dry for a week, roughed it up a bit with steel wool and sprayed it with three coats of lacquer. I’m still trying to find my place in the finishing world.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 01:10 AM

Very nice – the turquoise inlay in the voids is a really nice touch. That is some gorgeous claro walnut – the Watco really brought out the figure. I’d say you are doing quite well in the world of finishing.

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 05:59 AM

very nice, Good shape, Finest Finishing

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 03:31 PM

Very nice looking bowl! I think the turquoise is nice.
The piece is just beautiful. I see no problem with the finish.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 11:17 PM

Thanks fellas, This is pretty much my go to finish. I tried to start with boiled linseed oil on a spalted maple bowl I did, with plans of using wipe on poly, but the BLO completely changed the color of the wood. I didn’t even bother with the poly after that, and chalked that bowl up as a fail. I really like the natural color of the wood and don’t want the tinting affect the BLO gives. Needless to say, the BLO is out the DOOR. I need to do more sampling in the future for it could look great with certain woods.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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