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    Borer holes

    I am turning what I think could be a very interesting piece of Black Walnut into a bowl. I have rough turned the bottom of the bowl close to the shape I want and I have about 2 dozen pin size borer holes on one side and a small by punky spot on the other side if the bowl. I dont know how deep any of these go. Should I fill these with thin CA and let it set? How do you all treat these things?

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    I would leave the pin size borer holes alone.

    For the small by punky spot I would:
    • Treat with Minwax Wood Hardener
    • OR fill with a powdered stone or sawdust using thin CA


    personally, I don't like filling holes with CA, it's hard to hide under a penetrating finish.

    Tony

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    Leave the pin holes and use thin CA on the punky spot. Or you could mix yellow wood glue with water about 50/50 and soak that punky spot then let dry for 24 hrs.
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    A bowl that is all good wood is a nice bowl.
    A bowl that has holes in it is art.
    You 'repair' by doubling the price.

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    Thank you for the suggestions: leave the holes, put a hardener in the punky area and double the price and call it Art Ill feel funny talking to a bowl and calling him Art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    Ill feel funny talking to a bowl and calling him Art.
    Oh, I dunno. Tom Hanks' character in Castaway talked all the time to a volleyball he called Wilson. 'Course, his name was written right across his "self". Boy, it sure was sad when Wilson drifted away and was lost at sea, though.

    Best of luck with the bowl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    double the price and call it Art Ill feel funny talking to a bowl and calling him Art.
    Who first said, "I don't know much about Art, but I know what I like"?

    It was Art's Wife!
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    Hey Chuck --You do realize that you are now committed to produce a picture of 'Art' !

    Tony, BCE '75

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    A bowl called "Art"

    First off sounds like a movie title... kinda like "A man called Horse"

    I turned an oak bowl from a chuck off a friends old tree... after I got pretty far into the inside of the bowl, I realized that a chunk had popped out near the bottom... it's got a hole big enough to put your thumb through...
    I got nervous about the rest of it coming apart, so I stopped and left it pretty thick.... at every show I go to, the bowl stops traffic and everyone handles the bowl... haven't sold it yet, but get lots and lots of compliments from the fondlers.... my wife calls my wood turnings "fondle ware"...

    The first 4 are pictures of my bowl, "Art".

    The last two are of a piece of Butternut that already had the center eaten out by ants... it also gets lots of attention as an "art" piece.

    I vote, just leave it as is... you'll be surprised at the attention it will get.

    Oh, wrong Chuck posting pictures...
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    Tony, this is a bowl that I am turning in a class that meets once a week, so Im thinking it might be a few weeks before I finish it and can introduce you to Art. Because if the interesting artwork on it, Im halfway thinking of turning a plane Jane (a bowl called Jane?) block of walnut that I have to what the instructor wants for this first week, and go ahead and finish Art at home so I can see what he will look like.

    Chuck, those are great looking bowls, I think much more artful than Art may turn out, but well see.

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