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Rustic Black Walnut Bowl

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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 05-24-2022 12:15 AM 353 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this morning I was finally able to go pick up the black walnut blanks. After the gym, I had some free time, so I wanted to give the prototype a go.

I mainly worked with my grinder and palm sander, but I did need to use a paddle bit to get the declivity started.

I’m not all that taken with the wood grain. I kinda hope the little cracks keep spider webbing from the bottom and top to give this a little more character. Obviously I like the black center. I’m really glad I kept the live edge around the top.

I sent pics off to the wine shop owner who is going to forward them to his friend. If I get approval, I then have three more to make. Kinda boring, but it’s a guaranteed sale.

The bowl is around 10 inches in diameter. It’s finished in wipe-on poly.

Figured I’d share it with you all… see what you think.

-- "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 05-24-2022 12:38 AM

well it’s not the cherry gall kind of beauty but i like the look of the bark you left on,would be pretty dull without that.

-- 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 05-24-2022 12:41 AM

Will for certain leave the bark on the next three… learned a few things along the way, so #2 should be a little better.

-- "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 05-24-2022 01:37 AM

A interesting bowl Van, I do like the bark on it, but there is not much in the grain pattern. Not like your gall bowls. It is nice though, just not my flavor.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 05-24-2022 03:38 AM

Yeah, I’m not crazy about the grain either.


A interesting bowl Van, I do like the bark on it, but there is not much in the grain pattern. Not like your gall bowls. It is nice though, just not my flavor.

- 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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