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Postby Woodbloke » 16 Feb 2021, 23:37

it's not often I post something in this section of the forum, but today I did a bit of spiny work on a lump of English Walnut. This particular bit I picked up from Yandles years ago and like much stuff there, it was dirty, covered in wax and most of the other punters passed it bye.
I didn't though and bought it for about £9. It's been sitting under the lathe and today, as I was at a loose end, I had a day on 'The Dark Side'

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(213.65 KiB)


Starting to get somewhere close to the shape and after some sanding and an application of finish...

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I then reversed it and used some Ax 'Jaw Plates' to sort out the lower half of the underside:

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The finished bowl:

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Finished to 400g using the Kirjes system from CHT, with a single application of sanding sealer, then Yorkshire Grit followed by a coat of Hampshire Sheen wax. I'm reasonably happy with this job as it was a very, very good Walnut blank which could easily have been missed - Rob
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Re: Bowl

Postby AndyT » 16 Feb 2021, 23:44

I like that a lot. Classic elegance. Must be very satisfying to find such lovely figure inside a dusty lump.
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Postby TrimTheKing » 17 Feb 2021, 00:49

Very nice Rob. I like the little inclusion in the rim. Would have been very easy to take that off but it gives the piece a little glimpse of what it was, a living thing.
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Re: Bowl

Postby DaveL » 17 Feb 2021, 01:42

Yes very nice shape and a wonderful piece of wood.
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Re: Bowl

Postby Andyp » 17 Feb 2021, 08:06

Why doesn’t my walnut look like that? gorgeous
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Re: Bowl

Postby Mike G » 17 Feb 2021, 08:18

I didn't know you visited the spinny side at all, Rob. That's a lovely bowl.
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Re: Bowl

Postby novocaine » 17 Feb 2021, 09:18

fancy pants.

very nice. :D
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Re: Bowl

Postby Dr.Al » 17 Feb 2021, 09:59

That's beautiful :eusa-clap:
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Re: Bowl

Postby Malc2098 » 17 Feb 2021, 12:14

Nice.
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Re: Bowl

Postby Dalboy » 18 Feb 2021, 10:23

It is surprising what people walk past just because it looks unpromising. Well in this case it was to your gain a lovely piece of grain hidden in there and with the form you have chosen it has shown it off to its best.
Top job A great piece love the colour as well
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Re: Bowl

Postby Phil » 26 Feb 2021, 11:30

That is very nice indeed! :eusa-clap: :eusa-clap:

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Re: Bowl

Postby Woodbloke » 26 Feb 2021, 13:30

Phil wrote:
Being at a 'loose end' - not sure what that is :lol: :lol:

Thanks all. My 'tuit/busy/honey-do' list is currently a trifling sparse so I'm having to be fairly inventive regarding stuff to do in the 'shop :eusa-violin: We shall overcome though :eusa-whistle: - Rob
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Re: Bowl

Postby Gregmcateer » 06 Mar 2021, 17:45

That is truly stunning. Lovely classic form, too.
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