Spalted Black Walnut Bowl

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Project by ghost5 posted 01-21-2014 07:49 PM 1168 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a little time to finish this one up. Nothing fancy but I think it came out ok.

Clear stain and Wipe on poly finish

7” x 2 1/2”

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 09:06 PM

Beautiful. Can’t wait until I get a chuck for my lathe so I can turn bowls.

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 09:16 PM

David do you have a face plate? You can turn them using that if you do it isn’t as convenient but it sure can be done.

-- Tommy,

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 10:46 PM

Hi Ghost
I really like your pieces. You use nice wood and it seems like you are experimenting with shape and form.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 12:52 AM

Beautiful simple lines. Keep them coming.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 01:04 AM

Thanks guys.

Glen I’m really not experimenting this is simply how I approach all of my art. I go in with no set idea of what I will turn each piece evolves on the lathe as I go the wood dictates the form. I believe many people try to force a shape into the wood that it isn’t suited to whereas I simply take the unneeded wood away and what is left is what it was supposed to be.

Thanks again for looking and leaving comments.

-- Tommy,

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 11:56 AM

You are a true artist, I agree that the wood dictates what the end result will be. Just wish some of mine would follow that rule.
That is a beautiful piece of wood.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 02:46 PM

It’s gorgeous, love the walnut and like the shape and the thinness of your bowl and awesome finish. Great turning piece indeed!

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