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.

Ornate Pecan Hollow Form Pedestal Bowl


Without a doubt this piece is certainly ornate.  And naturally, too!  Look at all the colors in this bowl and you will see what I mean.  And to add a natural rustic appeal to the piece there is a nice looking knot towards the base.  Now I am no one to tell you what to put in this bowl but I guarantee it will look just fine full of nuts or candies and other tasty treats.  And seeing it holds a whopping 6 full cups to the brim that is a lot of goodies.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture heavy on the shellac for more sheen.  With a combination like this the bowl gets a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The measurements are 7” in outside diameter and 4 ½” inside lip diameter.  The height is 5 ½” and the depth measured at 3 ¾”.  Certainly a one of a kind piece that will match with any décor.  9Sep17  BLP161  $42.50  and $13.00 S&H


Exquisite Pecan Pedestal Hollow Form Bowl


Exquisite? Yes.  Gorgeous?  Yes.  Lovely and rustic?  Yes.  Spacious?  Yes, as it’s volume measured at 4 cups to the brim.  I was actually in a quandary as whether to call it a bowl or what.  I settled on bowl as the intention for it is to be a bowl and hold your tasty goodies.  The dark and light natural colors in this piece of work are something to behold.  There were some cracks in the base area that I sealed and filled with clear glue and natural dust with a small amount of coffee grounds for effect.  I also had difficulty on whether to take the photos with nuts or M&M’s in it.  For whatever reason I decided on the nuts.  Probably because the container was closer.  The outside diameter is 6 ½” and the inside lip diameter is 4 ½”.  The height of the bowl is 6 ¾” and the depth is 4”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then it received another coat.  After some nice saturation time the bowl was finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using a combination such as this gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Certainly one of a kind and it does have a nice rustic appeal to it as well.  23Apr17  BLP148  $42.50 and $15.00 S&H


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