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Oak Turnings

 

When folks think of hardwood the first wood that comes to mind is usually oak.  I suppose there is good reasons for that seeing oak is so common.  There are about 90 species of oak in the United States alone.  But then again there are all kinds of oaks.  You have white, live, red, burr, black jack, and many other kinds.  Most of what I turn is red oak, or Texas Oak, but I also turn some live oak as well.  Just depends on what all I can get my hands on that is local wood.  One small bit of history trivia for you is that back in the 1980's when they did some restoration on "Old Ironsides", most of the live oak used came from Texas.  That is because of the natural bend that most of our live oak trees have. 
 

Large Red Oak Centerpiece Serving Bowl

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There is a certain amount of WOW factor with this pretty large bowl.  The WOW factor is determined with it’s size, the natural beauty of red oak, and how much is actually holds.  The grain patterns of red oak are unmistakable.  This wood really makes some fine looking bowls.  The bowl measures 13” in diameter, 4” in height, and has a depth of 3”.  The volume measured to the brim is 1 gallon.  That is a lot of salad, popcorn, and anything else you decide to put in it.  There is even a bit of a lip for easier handling.  Also on the lip you may note a bit of natural edge still intact.  Some might say it is too pretty to use, but please do.  After all the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture.  Using a combination such as this gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Totally safe to use with any foods.  Simple care instructions are included with the purchase.  Grab it while you can!  21May18  BLRO75  $52.50  Free Shipping

https://www.etsy.com/listing/634064313/large-red-oak-centerpiece-serving-bowl

10" White Oak Serving Bowl

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One way of describing this bowl turned from white oak is warm.  It does give off a warm and fuzzy kinda rustic feeling, doesn’t it?  A combination of light and dark browns, with heavy border lines really makes this bowl attractive.  You even have a small amount of natural edging to it.  This bowl is perfect for those who want a medium sized bowl for putting veggies or salads or other tasty treats in.  After all measuring to the brim it holds just a tad over 4 cups.  The diameter is 10” with a height of 1 ¾” and a depth of 1”.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  A bowl like this does not come around everyday so you might just want to get it!  27May18  BLWO10  $30.00 and $11.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/617078861/10-white-oak-serving-bowl

7 1/2" White Oak Display Bowl

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White oak has a certain rugged appeal to it.  This wood almost defines the word rustic.  After all you have small knot holes, minor cracking, and a color that is naturally marvelous looking.  This bowl holds just a little over 4 cups in volume, though it does not hold liquids.  It is great as a medium sized nut or fruit bowl.  Of course you could fill it up with any of your favorite treats.  The bowl is 7 ½” in diameter, 3 ¼” high and has a depth of 2 ½”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  23Apr18  BLWO9  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/595856166/7-12-white-oak-display-bowl

7 1/4" White Oak Bowl

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When you see a bowl like this one there is a certain amount of wow factor.  The natural color of white oak makes it really stand out from other woods.  Some might say it is too small but let’s get serious about this.  Not that many folks need a huge bowl.  Most households have small to medium sized dining tables.  So, this bowl is actually just right for most people.  It is 7 ¼” in diameter, 2 ¾” high and 2 ¼” deep.  Don’t let the size fool you as it does have a capacity of 3 cups measured to the brim.  That is more than you might think.  The wood was sealed with a couple of coats of food grade walnut oil and then finished with a mixture of walnut oil and shellac.  This gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  You will find some small minor cracking here and there which is typical of this wood so don’t let that bother you.  They just add to the rustic appeal.  22Apr18  BLWO8  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/595629952/7-14-white-oak-bowl

Stunningly Rustic White Oak Bowl

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Just picture yourself walking into an old ghost town that has been abandoned for 120+ years.  You see the old saloon and work your way inside past the dilapidated swinging doors.  On the bar you see a bowl covered with dust and cobwebs.  You dust the bowl off and what do you see?  It’s a beautiful old white oak bowl that was probably used for peanuts or potato chips for the patrons.  Age has taken it’s toll and at the same time added to it’s good looks.  Knot holes, cracks and great coloration make you want to take this bowl home with you.  The diameter is 9 ¼” with a height of 3 ¼” and a depth of 2 ½”.  Estimated volume is ½ gallon.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This bowl is meant to be used for fruit, nuts and other tasty goodies that are not liquid.  Though it has a nice natural finish I do not expect this bowl to hold liquids.  10Mar18  BLWO7  $35.00 and $13.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/599542975/stunningly-rustic-white-oak-bowl

Lovely Red Oak Serving Bowl

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Some folks when they see this beautiful bowl turned from red oak are gonna say it’s too pretty to put something in.  Well, come on now.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  So seeing it’s a natural finish it’s only natural that you would put something good in it.  Right?  So go ahead and fill it up with good tasting things.  It will hold a nice amount.  The volume measured 3 cups to the brim.  The diameter of the bowl is 8 ¾” with a height of 2” and it’s comes to being 1 ¼” deep.  And, when you use a sealing and finish combination like was used here the bowl has a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  One of a kind bowl with nice graceful lines.  3Oct17  BLRO69  $30.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/548522238/lovely-red-oak-serving-bowl