Recently, Woodturning360 members enjoyed a remote demonstration by Emiliano Achaval from the islands of Hawaii. The demo was warmly received and Emiliano’s passion for calabashes rubbed off on our membership.…
Category: November ’21: Calabash
This is in English Oak and is unfinished. It’s a 5 inch diameter bowl for Grandson’s 1st birthday in December.
Two calabash bowls: on the left Approx. 7.5 in dia with about 4.25 depth – Avocado wood material. Finished with Citrus Oil about six coats. On the right, Approx 9…
Calabash Challenge – Keith
Steamed pear finihed with Hampshire gloss
Calabash Challenge – Gorden
Big Leaf (western) Maple 11″ wide x 5″ tall Finish -Watco Danish Oil
Calabash Challenge – Max
Fiddleback maple calabash.
This is from a yew log, it turned out smaller than expected and I left some bark to keep it a useable size, the base is suitably rounded so it…
I think it needs to curve in more at the rim, but I made the sides too thin to take them in any more
My version on the calabash bowl. The first one is black walnut and the second one is silver maple with some ambrosia. Both are oil finished
Not as shinny as hoped. Black Walnut. 15 inches across
Second try Calabash
Still not sure if the shape is right! This one is from an ash log, quite a few splits and a rather large branch inclusion in the bottom, so I…
My attempt at a Calabash, from a rather punky sycamore log. 165mm diameter, 75mm tall.
Here are a few calabash bowls I’ve attempted.
Bash at a Calabash with colour – Andy Harris
This is my interpretation of an Hawaiian Calabash, turned from uncooperative Ash. As the grain on it’s own was not particularly inspiring I decided to add colour and shine. As…
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Calabash Bowl by Marc
My entry for the November Calabash bowl challenge, this is from beech and is about 15cm wide by 7cm deep, Very enjoyable to turn this shape!
Turned a piece of spalted birch, finishen with Hampshire Sheen gloss vax. Im Not shure if i succeeded within the calabash shape or size 🤷♂️ But im happy to be…
Looks like a Calabash
Really liked the shape of the Calabash so tried to keep to the dimensions on the demo. Only problem is hollowing an undercut rim for thin walls as limited space…
Two attempts in the end, both sycamore both have slight ratio issues I found getting the sizing right a fun challenge, but love the shape and will certainly keep playing…
Callabash style, Take 2
Second go at the style, I’m not very good at curves but I enjoyed the challenge. A piece of rippled sycamore, I tried to colour it but it did not…
This is my first attempt at the callabash style. Made from sycamore I have kept it simple, 9 1/2″ wide x 2 1/2″ high
a try at it
made from sapelee, only small one as the size of blank i had, fun to do though