Jan

4

Walnut Salad Bowl Set (finished)

By Jim

After a very long delay, I finished the set of walnut salad bowls for Andy and Danielle.  It wasn’t quite in time to be a wedding gift, but it was only a couple of days late for a house-warming gift.

It turns out the walnut logs from my uncle weren’t properly dried and had severe checking.  At least 5 bowls exploded on me.  I ended up buying a 8/4 kiln dried walnut board for the bowls.  I was able to get the serving bowl out of one of the logs though.  You can see how much better the figure is in wood and how much deeper the color is (it’s the one with the natural edge).

They’re finished with three coats Behlen’s Salad Bowl Finish so I don’t poison my friends with the heavy metal driers in other finishes.

Now I can move on to other projects guilt free!

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Dec

30

Wine Bottle Holders

By Jim

Some last minute Christmas gifts.  I made these gravity-defying wine bottle holders for the vino lovers in the family.  I really like the way the walnut & chakte viga look together.  I’ve already gotten another order for a family visit on Friday.  I guess I’d better get working!

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Nov

30

Small Walnut Bowl

By Jim

I like this bowl.  It’s small and simple with only two burned in rings adorning it.  You can see a little sapwood around the rim, but I think it adds character.

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Nov

30

Walnut and Bloodwood Box

By Jim

The sides of this box are made from two pieces of walnut.  You can see from the detail picture how the grain is continuous around the mitered corner.

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Nov

30

Poplar & Walnut Vase

By Jim

My first attempt at segmented turning using staves (vertical segments as opposed to rings).

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Nov

30

Walnut & Maple Segmented Vase

By Jim

I made this for my wife for our fifth wedding anniversary as the traditional gift is wood.  It’s made from 126 pieces of walnut and maple, plus one ebony plug in the base.

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