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.

8 1/2" White Oak Hollow Form Bowl


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


Large Red Oak Hollow Form Bowl


There are a lot of people that when they look at the grain patterns in red oak the usual reaction is to fall in love with it.  After all it is a fine piece of work from Mamma Nature.  This wood is also known as Spanish Oak and Texas Oak.  These hollow form bowls can be a bit of a challenge to do but I think they are worth the effort.  This bowl while being measured for volume held over ¾ gallon of water.  That’s a lot of fruits and nuts or whatever else you wish to put in it.  Great table center piece for sure.  The outside diameter is 10 ½” with an inside diameter of 7”.  The height is 4 ¼” and the depth is a bit over 3 ½”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture heavy on shellac for more sheen.  This combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  You just simply ain’t gonna find another bowl like this!  18Feb17  BLRO64  $45.00 and $15.00 S&H