November 15, 2012

walnut bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 5:14 pm

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I had a walnut bowl I had started about 2 years ago.  It is now dry and can be turned to its final form.  It had developed several cracks on opposite side. I cut out a 2 inch wide section that encompassed these cracks.  I had the vision of a striped segmented filling in this 2 inch gap in the bowl.  I made a half circle with 30 segmented pieces, and glued it between the two pieces of the bowl.  Then I turned this all on the lathe to make the final form of the bowl.  I finished it with a bee’s wax and linseed oil mix. Two defects emerged in the walnut as I got to the final form.  Looking at it in hindsight, I would have done the insertion differently but it still looks good.

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