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Large Black Walnut Crotch Bowl (21WS18) SOLD

Large Black Walnut Crotch Bowl (21WS18) SOLD

dimensions:  12" diam x 7" ht, 5/16" wall thickness

Sold 9/21

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  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This large bowl was turned from a black walnut crotch that came from the Minneapolis area. Black walnut wood is always beautiful, but this piece with its contrasting white sapwood and dark heartwood is stunning. An image of the crotch before trimming is shown above. There are four branch centers (knots) in this bowl. The grain figuring at the intersections of the dark bullseye patterns is wild with chatoyant rays, twisting lines, and purple overtones. The grain lines look like the contours on a topographical map with saddle areas between the tight circular knot patterns. The lighter areas are speckled with dark spots and streaks creating a salt and pepper look. The bark edge on this bowl provides a natural framework, and contrasts nicely with the light sapwood. The jagged bark is dark with an orange stripped pattern typical of black walnut bark. This bowl was turned from green wood and left to stabilize and dry for several months. The bowl also warped while drying which gives an interesting natural shape. This is especially evident in parts of the bark edge. The bowl was sanded to 600 grit and 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 could be used to hold and display food, but it is best used for artistic display due the fragile nature of the bark. 


    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.

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