Wood Turning

walnut bowl

Turned from green walnut. It’s about 10″ in diameter and almost spherical with the sapwood only at the top rim. 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick. I just let it air dry for a couple weeks with no problems. But, the sapwood got dark near the end grain trailing the heartwood. You can see the darkening on the inside of the bowl at the top. Carl mentioned grain that stood up. Could mine have picked up color from the heartwood? I sanded and sanded, but it wouldn’t come out. Any suggestions how to fix this?


Submitted by: Chuck Schultheis