Walnut Gap Bowl

Walnut with Maple pewa over sawed gap. About 5″ diameter. Walnut oil finish.

Inspired by John Beaver’s work. This is an initial piece to explore some new (to me) ideas.

This piece was selected by the American Association of Woodturners Forum as Turning of the Week for April 11, 2022.

Walnut Calabash

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 the pewa.