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Claro walnut lidded bowl (24)

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 04-18-2021 09:13 PM 688 views 0 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Playing with shape on this one, I turned a few beads. Or flutes. The grain on the bottom turned out to be one sort of spectacular, and then the grain on the lid went a totally different direction, so I’m not sure they fit well together, but my sweetie likes the look of them, so there it is. Friction finish of BLO and shellac applied on the lathe. I turned away the tenon on the bottom before I completely finished the inside, so the inside doesn’t look as nice as the outside.

This claro walnut comes from Cook Woods so wet that I feel like I should be wearing a raincoat when I turn it, but it doesn’t seem to check much as it dries out. Fun! Also, I had forgotten to smooth the inside of the lid before I turned the handle, and then didn’t have a chuck to hold the handle, so I needed to order a set of 35mm jaws for my Nova chuck before I could finish the lid. Oh darn!

About 4 inches diameter for the base, the lid was turned from a 6 inch square blank so I could get the overhang I wanted on the lid. The base is about 3.5 inches tall, and the lid is another 2 inches total, including the handle.

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 04-18-2021 09:25 PM

Sweet Dave!
Looks like you’ve found your groove.
Looks Great!

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#2 posted 04-18-2021 09:39 PM

WOW and a fitted lid too. Getting it going Dave, not to mention beautiful wood.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 04-18-2021 09:55 PM

This is fast catching the #21 bowl

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-18-2021 09:58 PM

Very nice & unique, well done. Appears you’re getting pretty adept at the lathe.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 04-18-2021 10:20 PM

Love the timber and the finish.

At first glance I thought you’d done a screw thread shape on the outside.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 04-18-2021 10:25 PM

Another beautiful piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 04-18-2021 11:08 PM

At this rate you will have more bowls and such than bookcases. :+)

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 04-18-2021 11:35 PM

Another nice turning, the lid is great.

Pretty soon you will have one for each bookcase.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 04-19-2021 12:21 AM

man it’s gorgeous,i dont know what your talking about, im with sweetie,it’s beautiful dave.i know what you mean about the rain coat,when i did that one bowl i felt cold and damp.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 04-19-2021 12:34 AM

Very nice work! Your lathe must be smoking with all the turnings your doing.

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#11 posted 04-19-2021 01:05 AM

Nice new additions to your collection!...

This Claro is my favorite, wood wise and shape wise…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 04-19-2021 01:39 AM

Thanks, Jon!

Thanks, SteveN!

Thanks, Dick!

Thanks, Tom! I’m feeling competent. Some days.

Thanks, Peter! I’m still a ways from trying threads, I think.

Thanks, Steve!

Still another couple dozen to go for that, Earl. Thanks!

Thanks, Eric!

Thanks, Pottz! The lid doesn’t fit as tightly as I’d like.

Thanks, Woodmaster! The wet from the wood cools it off.

Thanks, Jack! I like it a lot too. I’m hoping it doesn’t age to a uniformly dark brown.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 04-19-2021 01:47 AM



Thanks, Jon!

Thanks, SteveN!

Thanks, Dick!

Thanks, Tom! I’m feeling competent. Some days.

Thanks, Peter! I’m still a ways from trying threads, I think.

Thanks, Steve!

Still another couple dozen to go for that, Earl. Thanks!

Thanks, Eric!

Thanks, Pottz! The lid doesn’t fit as tightly as I’d like.

Thanks, Woodmaster! The wet from the wood cools it off.

Thanks, Jack! I like it a lot too. I’m hoping it doesn’t age to a uniformly dark brown.

- Dave Polaschek


personally i wouldn’t want it too snug,with changes in humidity it could be too tight or way to loose.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 04-19-2021 01:57 AM

Pottz, it should grow and shrink at about the same rate as the bottom, so pretty snug should be fine.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 04-19-2021 02:03 AM



Pottz, it should grow and shrink at about the same rate as the bottom, so pretty snug should be fine.

- Dave Polaschek


let me know because swmbo wants a salt a pepper bowl that i plan on making from that claro walnut we have.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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