Black Walnut Bark Edge Bowl (19WS8) SOLD
dimensions: 11" x 10" x 9" ht, 1/4" wall thickness
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl is from a large black walnut log provided by a friend. He obtained the log in Indiana from a sawmill. The log was about 15” in diameter. I turned this bowl with a high profile and visualized it sitting on an end table. The heartwood is dark brown while the sapwood is almost white, giving a striking contrast. The bark is thick and has an interesting wavy pattern of dark lines and orange-red colors. The shape of the bowl is elegant and its overall appearance will certainly attract attention. The grain of the wood has circular growth lines that range in color from dark brown to red-brown. There are also some wavy patterns superimposed on the growth lines and one orange ray visible in the photo above. The bowl was turned using handheld tools on a lathe from green wood, dried for several months, and sanded to 600 grit. The bowl was sealed with two coats of tung oil, hand sanded after each coat, and finished with a buffed thin coat of beeswax and walnut oil. This finish is considered food safe so the bowl can be be used for serving food or displaying things, however the bark edge may it is best for display as an artistic piece. You can spruce up this bowl (if necessary) by buffing it with a soft cloth damped with walnut oil, but simple dusting is all that is really necessary. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age.
RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
All my bowls are can be returned for a full refund if you are unsatisfied for any reason within 60 days. You must only pay the return shipping.
Laminated Info Card
All of my bowls come with a laminated card with images of the bowl and burl, a complete description of the bowl and making process, and the artist's bio on the back side. There is no price on the card so it can be used if the bowl is given as a gift.