Peruvian Walnut and Hard Maple Bowl Plan B

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Project by adot45 posted 05-19-2022 01:22 PM 540 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Peruvian Walnut is the most “Chocolaty” of the Walnuts, very dark and rich. I called this plan B because my original intention was to make a zigzag feature ring. I made my strips, cut them on an angle, glued up pairs, and then glued them up into a single strip. I couldn’t find anywhere how to get them into segments so I took my best guess….nope. Wasted all that Walnut and only had a limited amount left to do something else. Anyway, enough of the zigzag stuff for now, maybe try it again if I can find good instructions. Was made by gluing the base to a waste block, adding rings building up layers and then turned.

Finish is Minwax WOP applied with a cotton pad (made from old tee shirt)

-- Bowl Blog.

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#1 posted 05-19-2022 02:30 PM

beautiful love the wood combo and design.

-- 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 05-19-2022 02:42 PM

good looking bowl, the design is great

-- Ron

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#3 posted 05-19-2022 04:30 PM

Beautiful work. I like how your finishes make the final pop.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 05-19-2022 04:37 PM

@pottz Thank You very much.

@987Ron Thanks Ron, I appreciate your comment

@therealSteveN Thank You, I use that WOP stuff because it’s the easiest to do and get good results.

-- Bowl Blog.

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#5 posted 05-19-2022 07:08 PM

Mighty fine bowl. It may not be the zigzap you were looking for but looks close .

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

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#6 posted 05-19-2022 07:45 PM

Keep at it, Dave. It looks like even the mistakes are worth keeping! There’s more than one project I’ve had to go to plan D on before I got close to how I thought it should be.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 05-19-2022 08:02 PM

Very nice looking bowl Dave, and a wonderful finish. Well done.

The zig-zag pattern blocks look good, maybe a cutting board will cone out of it. When you figure out the steps to incorporate the pattern, please share with us. I have seen some interesting patterns in turnings. How do they do that?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 05-20-2022 12:47 AM

@doubleDD thank you, i appreciate it.

@Dave Yep, thanks

@Eric Thanks, i may give it another shot at some point.

-- Bowl Blog.

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#9 posted 05-20-2022 01:47 PM

Nice job and lovely finish.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#10 posted 05-20-2022 07:55 PM

@Calmudgeon. Thank You very much, and the WOP makes it easy!

-- Bowl Blog.

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