Bowls

Bowls are perhaps the classic turned item. They come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a couple of inches diameter to thirty inches or more. As well as the classic bowl, there are also "natural edge" bowls where the original bark, or the outline of the trunk, is left on the bowl, and winged bowls, where a shape other than a circle is the starting point.

I normally finish my bowls with food safe oil and beeswax, making them safe to use in the kitchen. These can be wiped or washed with ordinary soapy water. More ornamental bowls may be finished with carnauba wax for a high sheen

Finger bowl
Small finger bowl for holding bits and pieces, or nuts!

Finger bowl

Walnut

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Natural edge bowl
Bow with the bark of the natural edge left on it

Natural edge bowls

Laburnum and sycamore

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Bowls
Three bowls showing variety of form

Three bowls

Elm, chestnut, elm

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Large burr oak bowl
A large burr oak bowl with cracks and imperfections featured as ornamental detail

LARGE BURR OAK BOWL

Burr Oak

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Hollow form
A taller bowl, heading towards what woodturners call a hollow form

HOLLOW FORM

Ash

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Winged bowl
A winged bowl, slightly off square

Winged bowl (off-square)

Walnut

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Oak hollow form
Bowls turned from offcuts of an oak roofing truss

Hollow form and bowl

Oak

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Small oak offcut bowls
A bowl turned from an oak beam offcut

Small offcut bowls

Oak

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Yew bowl
A large, thick section yew bowl showing the difference between softwood and heartwood

Yew log bowl

Yew

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Large oak bowl
Large burr oak bowl. The ogee shape was determined by the shape of the burr.

LARGE BURR OAK

Burr Oak

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Shallow burr oak bowl
A large platter or shallow bowl turned from an oak burr
Large burr oak bowl

SHALLOW BURR OAK

Burr Oak

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Oak bowl with medullar rays
Strong grain and medullar ray patterns in this oak bowl

OAK MEDULLAR RAYS

Oak

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