Some small walnut calabash bowls. the largest is 4″ x 3″, the small one is 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
Walnut calabash bowl, 5″ x 3″. Pewas are Maple.
Calabash bowl, Walnut. 8″ diameter x 4″ high. Pewas and Huini pegs are Maple.
Calabash bowl, 8″ diameter x 5″ high. Walnut. Pewas are Maple, Huini pegs are Ebony.
Calabash bowl, 11″diameter x 4-1/2″ tall. Walnut. Pewa (butterfly) patches are Wenge.
The bowl was turned from a crotch log, including the pith (center) of the log and branches. I like the figure and grain variation around the pith, but it introduces extra stress in the wood and will certainly lead to cracks.
I let it sit for a while (and crack), then repaired the cracks with Pewas.
A collection of utility bowls I have made recently. The largest ones are around 12″ diameter. There are various woods here: walnut, maple, pine, oak, birch, and an ash burl.
I was inspired by a clip from this video by Sam Angelo and made a nativity set for the family. I happened to have a bowl that I’d gone too thin on the bottom, so I could cut it to made the manger.
These are great examples of why I love to turn cottonwood. The figure is just fantasitc.
The larger bowl is about 11″ diameter.
This smaller one is about 4″.
I made a large (about 16″ diameter) walnut bowl as a wedding gift for my son.
The worms really had a field-day in this Maple tree. They bored lots of holes. I like the patterns they left in the wood. I think this bowl shows off both the beauty of the wood and gives a glimpse into the lives of creatures that lived in the tree.
The bowl measures about 10.75″ x 3″