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Project by Phil32 posted 02-18-2019 07:10 PM 810 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our local woodturners club was given that chance to salvage a dead walnut tree. Most members chose solid chunks, but I thought it would be interesting to try some badly riddled pieces. One likely possibility was it would disintegrate on the lathe. But it didn’t! It was surprisingly strong. It took quite a while to pick the sawdust out of the borings. The 4th photo is the roughout of another bowl of the same walnut.

6” diameter, 3” high

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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mel52

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 07:41 PM

Actually, that is a pretty cool looking bowl. I just hope you took care of the worm problem. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 02-18-2019 07:49 PM

Truly an interesting piece!

Great Rescue!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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htl

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#3 posted 02-18-2019 08:32 PM

Nice project and it’s always fun and might even learn something by doing it just that bit differently.

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#4 posted 02-18-2019 08:34 PM

Very NICE… COOL…

Would it leak salad oil? Would be hard to clean… Probably better to use it for something else…

Pictures make it look Bigger than it is…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 02-18-2019 08:48 PM

Great looking turning. As they say, ‘fortune favors the brave’.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-18-2019 11:11 PM

great little bowl from wood most would toss in the fire.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Phil32

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#7 posted 02-18-2019 11:52 PM



Very NICE… COOL…

Would it leak salad oil? Would be hard to clean… Probably better to use it for something else…

Pictures make it look Bigger than it is…

- Joe Lyddon

Yeah, Joe, it’s as useless for food as that chip carved plate I made for my sister!

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 02-19-2019 01:21 AM

Nice move on picking the riddled pieces. They look like art work when you are done with them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 02-19-2019 03:24 AM

I think your thought about it not making the journey was justified, the fact that it did makes it even more special. Pure luck, really sharp tools, or a deft hand, who knows. I wonder what odds would be for best out of 10 making it?

Nice post Phil. Thanks.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 03-01-2019 04:00 AM

That is actually really awesome. too awesome.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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