This Hollow Form is Walnut, about 6-1/2″ around and 5″ tall.
Turned from a full log, so the pith (center of the log) runs thru the sides.
The stress around the pith usually leads to cracking. After it sat for a while and developed some cracks, I repaired them with Maple Pewa patches
There is a void in the side, where the tree grew around its own bark, likely due to some damage or a broken branch.
This Hollow Form is Walnut, about 7″ around and 4″ tall.
It was turned from a full log, so the pith (center of the log) runs thru the sides of the form. There is a lot of stress around the pith, and it usually leads to cracking.
After it sat for a while, it did crack. I repaired those cracks with Pewa (butterfly) patches and Huini pegs, both made of Maple.
On one side of the form, there is a place where it appears a branch had broken off and the tree grew around it.
Some small walnut calabash bowls. the largest is 4″ x 3″, the small one is 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
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.
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.
I made a large (about 16″ diameter) walnut bowl as a wedding gift for my son.
Walnut bowl, about 11″ diameter, with Lichtenberg fractal patterns. Also features a natural bark inclusion along the rim (a defect in the original tree).
A shallow Walnut bowl with Lichtenberg patterns burned around the open flared rim. The rim also features a natural bark inclusion from the original tree. The bowl is about 11″ diameter.