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Small Walnut Bowl

My parents were visiting for my daughters second birthday over the weekend, and since they were the ones that got me the lathe I use as a gift, I decided it was time they finally got a bowl. The bowl is walnut, about 5 inches in diameter and a bit shy of 2 inches tall. I did my best to create a small rim on the bowl, as well as leaving some sap wood on the bottom (which you can't really see). Thanks for looking!
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Nice little bowl. I hope they appreciate it.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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The thing I like about Walnut is, it looks so boring before anything is done to it. Then when you turn it and add finish, it comes alive. This really came alive. A beautiful gift with nice form and finish. Good job.
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nice bowl
i love walnut
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The grain does come alive once your finish is applied. It's what makes it a joy to work with.

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Looks good, nice job.

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Looks great.,What kind of finish do you have on it?
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Thanks for the compliments, walnut is one of my favorite woods to turn, it definitely has a great look to the grain. The finish is sanding it down to 800, then hitting it with some 000 steel wool, followed by 4 coats of wipe on poly with a light rubbing of steel wool between coats. It came out with a nice clear, smooth finish, and like has been said really makes the grain come alive.

Hopefully this week I can get some small mulberry bowls made, and maybe finish the locust bowl I started.

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Good job Glid,
Nice looking piece of walnut, the grain is centered, good finish. Keep it up.
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that's really nice - love how the grain is symmetrical

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These stunning bowls using local kiln dried scrap wood left over from cabinet and other carpentry jobs, plus other “waste” wood deemed unsuitable by carpenters. Delightfully, that which is considered unsuitable by carpenters becomes spectacular in the skillful hands of an artisan. Gluing together triangular pieces in a process he designed, he then puts them on a lathe. There, a hunk of glued scraps becomes a work of art. Additionally, he has made most of his own tools, fine-tuning them to uses specific to his process.Many of Arlo’s bowls feature spalted* wood, a “rotting” process that naturally occurs in many humid areas when the tree is growing. Resulting in absolutely gorgeous patterns, the ‘rotting’ process is halted when the wood is kiln dried. The patterns are highlighted in Arlo’s designs.

These heirloom quality wooden bowls are great for serving or displaying salads, fruit, candy, nuts, or just about anything! Please see below for care instructions.


This Small Walnut Bowl is 6 ˝”diameter x 3” tall
The intricate piecing highlights the beauty of the walnut grain, showing facets of color ranging from almost black to golden white. Perfect for serving or displaying fruit, candy, or nuts.
Proper use, cleaning and care of your woodenware will ensure years of service and beauty.

Check for Home and Gardening pergola plans or various plans for pergola.
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