Walnut Bowl

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Project by mjlauro posted 03-05-2008 03:06 AM 1812 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was really excited to get started on this. It is the first project I ever did on the lathe where I was involved from the start. It started with a big piece of a trunk of walnut. Next came my very first experience with a chain saw(that was pretty fun). Then a quick trip to the bandsaw, and on to the lathe. After that it was pretty routine. The finish is just your ordinary friction polish, before i applied it, I sanded to 800 and then burnished it with the shavings. This is pretty green so I don’t know how long it will last, or what it may end up looking like. The rest of the walnut is going to be stored until it drys out.

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 03:23 AM

Looks cool! I really like the figure.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 04:15 AM

Good looking bowl, I recently received an older craftsman lathe from my father, but have not had time to set it up yet. I have a pretty big cabinet job going right now so all my time in the shop is working on cabinets. I am not complaning, because the paying jobs help pay for the new shop.

-- F.Little

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 04:27 AM

This is a really nice bowl. It does give a sense of accomplishment to start a project by harvesting the wood directly from a tree. I agree with Gary the wood figure on this piece is gorgeous and gives the bowl nice character.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 05:12 AM

Really cool! As already mentioned, it really has some beautiful figuring.

I’d like to get a lathe, but the last thing I need is another addiction. LOL

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 05:33 AM

That is some amazing figure. From harvesting to using is pretty cool as well.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 03-05-2008 03:05 PM

Very nice.. I like the natural edge or bark inclusion that is still on the bowl.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 03-05-2008 03:58 PM

I second what Betsy said – it’s very cool that you got to work the wood all through the process for this. Beautiful bowl, nice stock selection! I hope it lasts for you.

-- Robb

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 03-05-2008 08:39 PM

A beautiful job for being a first.

After it dries out it may get a little oblong, but that will give it more character yet.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 03-05-2008 11:19 PM

Thanks Dick, quick clarification this is not the first bowl I ever turned just the first blank I ever cut.

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