Walnut Bowls

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Project by griph0n posted 01-11-2011 02:54 AM 1395 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Running out of things to say about bowls. ( I kinda use the project posts to send letters to my parents, sorry for the rambling.)

The small bowl was an early one, you can see the tearout a little bit inside. Really nice reds and purples and golds in that little chunk of walnut. It doesn’t show so well in the pictures, but it’s my favorite so far, quite light and delicate. It sorta warped into a nice oval as I turned it and I’m just getting comfortable putting my hand on the outside of the bowl as I finish the inside with the scraper.

The other two are from bigger pieces. I’m thinking I’m a little partial to thin walls so I tried to make one a little thicker. I bought a set of cole jaws for the vicmarc chuck so I could turn and finish the foot as a last step. The first bowls have visible jaw marks on the foot. I sorta skipped learning how to make a jamb chuck. Makes life really easy, although the curved footed bowl was the first out of three I didn’t blow the bottom out on.

A few more bowls in cherry to post and then I can get down to some real (?) work in the shop.

Thanks for the comments. I think it’s the best part of posting. That and my dad can’t lose the pictures I email him (whooops, sorry, just teasing)

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 02:59 AM

nice looking bowls, the shape and thickness all look good.
so have you sent one of these to your dad yet? I bet he’d like one!

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 08:45 AM

Great set of bowls. Nice shapes. I love it when a bowl “moves” after it’s turned. Gives it a lot of character.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 09:43 AM

A nice set of bowls, great to see you are experementing thats the way to learn & not be bored with “same old same old”,
The beauty of slightly Green timber is you never quite know what you are going to end up with (firewood or a gem) :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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