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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 1341 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: ... next one.. Other half of that heavy, wet log. Part 9 of My lathe journeys. series Part 10: Just a couple of small bowls. »

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

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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

Absolutely beautiful, love the wood.

-- Dale, Ohio

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

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

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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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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