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Hollow Form Bowls/Vessels

Hollow form bowls and such are beautiful creations.  They can be rather hard to get even on the sides from top to bottom as well as really smooth on the inside.  It takes special scrapers to get the final workings done or otherwise you will end up with really heavy thick walls.  I hope you will look at these and appreciate the work that does go into them.  Plus an added nicety to them is that they can be a lot of fun to turn.  So take a good look at these.  More will be coming soon.

Small Pecan Wood Hollow Form Bowl

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There is something about hollow form bowls that gains attention.  And if it is turned from some beautiful wood such as pecan, it gets even more attention.  And, believe it or not the smaller they are the harder they can be to hollow out.  This particular bowl is 5 ¾” on the outside and the inside lip is 3” in diameter.  The height is 3” with a depth of 2 ½”.  The volume measures at 2 cups to the brim.  This is a great bowl for candy or nuts and other tasty items.  Of course you might use it as a catch all bowl for keys and change.  Some might even use it to hold a large diameter candle.  It’s gonna look good no matter what you use it for.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then the bowl was finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture.  Also, while the applicator was soaked with the oil and shellac it was dipped in some walnut oil based wax for added beauty.  17Sep18  BLP198  $30.00  Free Shipping Within Continental United States. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/644558789/small-pecan-wood-hollow-form-bowl

Stunning White Oak Hollow Form Bowl

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Oh, this bowl is definitely stunning in appearance.  I guess you could say it’s a rugged stunning look.  White Oak is a rugged looking wood while beautiful at the same time.  It has cracks naturally so a turner has to try and take advantage of them.  This bowl is meant to be used as a display bowl for fruits and nuts and even candies.  It does leak a tad little bit so don’t put liquids in it.  Hollowing out a bowl like this from white oak can only be described as brutal.  It is a tough wood and difficult to work with.  The volume of the bowl is 5 cups.  That’s a lot of M&M’s.  The outside diameter is 7 ¾” and the inside diameter is 5 ½”.  The height measures to 5” and the depth is 3 ¼”.  The wood was sealed first with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was finished with a walnut oil, walnut oil based wax, and shellac mixture.  This gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  This bowl is certainly a gem to have and will look good sitting on your table.  29Aug18  BLWO12  $38.50  Free Shipping in Continental United States

https://www.etsy.com/listing/626397888/stunning-white-oak-pedestal-hollow-form

Faded Color Hollow Form Bowl

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This is without any doubt an unusual looking hollow form bowl.  This originally was a special order bowl that the customer liked but didn’t pick up regardless for whatever reasons.  So, I decided to change the appearance some and it took some doing to get there.  I played with some chocolate and red wood dye that is alcohol based.  While spinning on the lathe I rubbed the dye mix into the wood until I got a fairly solid color.  Then I took some denatured alcohol and rubbed a lot of it down to almost bare wood trying to give a sun bleached and faded effect.  I hope you like it.  The wood is red oak.  Also, after using the alcohol to fade the color I then rubbed it all down with food grade walnut oil which also helped with the color effect as well as sealing the wood.  After it dried good I then finished it with a walnut oil/shellac mix heavy on the shellac.  The outer diameter is 9 ¾” with an inside lip diameter of 5”.  The height is 4 ¼” and the depth is 3 ¾”.  The volume is a whopping ¾ gallon!  Certainly a one of a kind piece.  29May18  BLRO76  $50.00 and $15.00

https://www.etsy.com/listing/603757412/color-faded-hollow-form-bowl

 

8 1/2" White Oak Hollow Form Bowl

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To me White Oak gives off a warm and rustic appearance.  The natural colors along with some nice spalting make it an outstanding looking wood.  It does have a tendency to check (crack) some while drying so that gives the turner a chance to do something even more artistic with the piece.  I took the larger cracks and layered clear glue and coffee grounds in them for a filler.  I figgered the coffee grounds would look really nice with this wood and they do.  Some of the minor cracks I left alone for the rustic look.  The bowl measures 8 ½” on the outside and has an inside diameter of 6”.  The height is 3” and the depth is 2 ¼”.  The volume measures at 5 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture heavy on the shellac for more sheen.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  8Apr17  BLWO2  $35.00 and $12.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/523740941/8-12-white-oak-hollow-form-bowl