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Wild Cherry Bowl #3

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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 05-17-2022 04:08 PM 280 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a good day for woodworking. First, I received an email that I was accepted into another show July 30. It’s a one-day show and drive-able, so I won’t be losing any potential profits to motel costs.

Additionally, I’m slowly discovering that most of the burls and galls that I’ve cut clock faces from can be repurposed into bowls, like the one I’m sharing right now. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to find any use for that wood, but I’m finding that the flat surfaces left from cutting the clock faces make for nice bottoms and tops to the bowls.

Sometimes the galls grow elongated over the wild cherry branches and trunks. Such is the case with this particular bowl, producing more of a “canoe” shape than a round shape.

My process for this one was the same as the others I’ve been posting. A familiarity with how far to grind/sand down is important. One could easily stop sanding, not knowing that they were only a millimeter away from grain treasure. This piece had a lot of sap layer, but I trusted my knowledge and kept going down.

I think it paid off!

-- "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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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 05-17-2022 04:27 PM

I like this one a lot!
Its a bonus that you are using “scrap” that you thought was unusable.
Great shape and size and the grain you revealed is beautiful.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#2 posted 05-17-2022 04:47 PM

Thanks, Wolfe! That means a lot to me.


I like this one a lot!
Its a bonus that you are using “scrap” that you thought was unusable.
Great shape and size and the grain you revealed is beautiful.

- MrWolfe


-- "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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pottz

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#3 posted 05-17-2022 04:48 PM

it paid off real well my friend.the colors and grain pattern on that gall is gorgeous.im envious of your unlimited supply of that gold.hopefully you’ll do well with the bowls.hell id buy one.

-- 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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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#4 posted 05-17-2022 04:51 PM

As always, thanks so much, Pottz. I’ll probably stick to bowls for quite awhile, even though I have a really nice piece of Ambrosia Maple in the garage. I’m so happy to be away from miters and right angles and for a time!


it paid off real well my friend.the colors and grain pattern on that gall is gorgeous.im envious of your unlimited supply of that gold.hopefully you ll do well with the bowls.hell id buy one.

- 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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swirt

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#5 posted 05-18-2022 02:26 AM

Nice one. These bowls look so great, it’s hard to remember you used to make clocks ;)

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

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#6 posted 05-18-2022 02:46 AM

Yeah, I think I officially got clocks out of my system!


Nice one. These bowls look so great, it s hard to remember you used to make clocks ;)

- 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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Buckshop

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#7 posted 05-18-2022 11:39 PM

You are talented. Great piece.

-- Ben

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#8 posted 05-19-2022 10:54 AM

Thanks for this comment!


You are talented. Great piece.

- Buckshop


-- "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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