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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 05-13-2022 09:56 PM 392 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had time on my hands today, so knocked out a couple more bowls. My neighbor says the darker bowl looks like a Dutch shoe. I argue for genie lamp.

Here’s its bowl portion:

I’m not sure what kind of wood either of these bowls is, but I know they aren’t wild cherry.

I think I’m partial to the lighter bowl. It was actually cut flat on both sides (must have been used for clock faces), but I think it ended up being a pretty nice bowl.

For this one, I did put Dead Flat Varnish on the outside to keep it from getting too dark. I was hoping the inside of the bowl would look darker by comparison, but it doesn’t really. Had even played with the idea of staining the inside of the bowl (might try that with the next one)

Pretty much used the same process that I have been using. Had to use a paddle bit on the smaller bowl for the declivity. Then I used disc sanders on my drill. The lighter bowl was ground out, ground on the outside, sanded through 40, 80, 120, 180, and 240 grit paper. Both were finished in wipe-on gloss poly.

Thanks for looking!

-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"





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#1 posted 05-13-2022 10:03 PM

damn those are pretty van.those should sell well,at least here in the big city they would.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-13-2022 10:14 PM

Thanks, Pottz. There was a time I never thought I’d do rustic bowls again, but I guess I’m on a kick!


damn those are pretty van.those should sell well,at least here in the big city they would.

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#3 posted 05-13-2022 10:51 PM

Nice Van!

I was thinking “shoes” before I read your post 8^)

Great thing about these are each one is completely unique and the size is great for a table piece. They should be great sellers!

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#4 posted 05-13-2022 11:20 PM

Van, I’ve admired your use of burl on your projects but none more than the bowls.

Where do you find burlwood? And what does it look like before harvesting?

-- Dan, TN

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#5 posted 05-14-2022 12:23 AM



Van, I’ve admired your use of burl on your projects but none more than the bowls.

Where do you find burlwood? And what does it look like before harvesting?

- Brodan


+1 take some pic’s of what it looks like when you find it,im damn curious !

-- 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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#6 posted 05-14-2022 12:24 AM

Love em.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 05-14-2022 01:13 AM

The bowls are looking really nice Van, well done. Look up Dough Bowls, they seem to be a hot item, at least in my area. Maybe you can turn one of your bowls into one, but check the finish.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 05-14-2022 02:18 AM

I’m supposed to go fly fishing this Wednesday… I’ll try to remember to snap some pics.

Van, I’ve admired your use of burl on your projects but none more than the bowls.

Where do you find burlwood? And what does it look like before harvesting?

- Brodan

+1 take some pic s of what it looks like when you find it,im damn curious !

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#9 posted 05-14-2022 02:19 AM

Thanks, Splint! If I stay on bowl like this, I’ll have quite a few!


Nice Van!

I was thinking “shoes” before I read your post 8^)

Great thing about these are each one is completely unique and the size is great for a table piece. They should be great sellers!

- splintergroup


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#10 posted 05-14-2022 02:19 AM

Thanks, Swirt!


Love em.

- swirt


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#11 posted 05-14-2022 02:20 AM

I’ll have to check that out!


The bowls are looking really nice Van, well done. Look up Dough Bowls, they seem to be a hot item, at least in my area. Maybe you can turn one of your bowls into one, but check the finish.

- Eric


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#12 posted 05-14-2022 02:20 AM

I find burls and galls while I’m fly fishing. I’ll try to get some pics!


Van, I’ve admired your use of burl on your projects but none more than the bowls.

Where do you find burlwood? And what does it look like before harvesting?

- Brodan


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#13 posted 05-14-2022 12:25 PM

Thanks Van. I’ll watch for them.

-- Dan, TN

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