My lathe journeys. #9: Pecan bowl. Looks like a dog bowl :-)

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 01-24-2015 12:52 AM 1322 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This pecan is some that a co-worker gave me back in 2012. The slices are about 10” wide and just over 2” thick. So I cut a couple pieces and glued ‘em up. Tried to match the grain hoping it will give an interesting look.


As I was turning it, I took a pretty healthy chunk from the side at the top, so it ended up being wider at the bottom.

I’m pleased with how it turned out, but this shape reminds me of a dog’s water bowl. :-)

And yeah, it DOES have some beautiful coloring in it. I’ve already got some more of this pecan glued up, waiting to be turned.






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#1 posted 01-24-2015 01:10 AM

That is a good job of matching the pieces up. In some of the pics it looks like one. The mixture light and dark wood is my favorite. Nice job.

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 02:06 AM

Absolutely beautiful, love the wood.

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 09:58 PM

I ‘ll 3rd that, I love wood with grain and color character.

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#4 posted 03-27-2016 04:30 PM

Looks like a dogs bowl but such a nice dog bowl. lol

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