Claro Walnut Bowl

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Kicking off the Woodturning forum with this 12" d. Claro Walnut bowl; the thinnest bowl I’ve turned so far.

-- Might As Well Dance :

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Jumpin’ jimminy…That must have made you sweat a bit towards the end. That is a really impressive piece, well done.

-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Barb – nicely done.

-- The glass is always full....

Excellent. I like it!!!

-- If your not the lead dog, the view never changes.

Very Nice Bowl Barb!

Very nice and very thin indeed !….Thank for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

That is a lovely bowl , Barb !

I miss having a ‘Like’ button! Thanks, everybody.

-- Might As Well Dance :

This is a lovely bowl Barb,super wood and a real classic look..

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

That is pure class. Super nice

-- I'm the one with the beard

Elegant simplicity Barb, just lovely grain, shape and finish.


-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Beautiful work and a great selection of wood.

-- -- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

Very cool! From a newbee, just how long do you need to “age” or dry a piece before turning it?

Got the lathe, but usually just buy aged wood to turn…

-- HorizontalMike

Thanks again everyone. Mike, drying wood is a standard 1 yr. per inch thickness for air drying, but lots of wood turners love to ‘turn green,’ by shaping, reversing, and hollowing to a thick wall, then letting a bowl sit in a paper bag with chips to slow its drying, and then re-turning it to final shape after it’s had some time to ‘settle’, or show how much it will alter. There are lots of methods, but green, wet wood is a turner’s very sloppy friend (buy a plastic shower curtain if you’re going to turn freshly harvested wood. That’s a hint.)

-- Might As Well Dance :

Very nice, the grain is striking. The shape is awesome….well done from all aspects!

-- Mike