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My lathe journeys. #12: ... Pecan & maple. I REALLY like how this one came out

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 01-27-2015 09:43 PM 1388 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: ... Maple , walnut, & oak. Part 12 of My lathe journeys. series Part 13: ... from 2 X 12 floor joist to bowl. Who knew? »

Back in 10aSEE (April of 2012) a co-worker gave me a log of pecan that had fallen in his yard. He tried to slice it up with a chain saw and got discouraged so he asked if I wanted it. Well, heck yeah! So I found a local sawmill up there and he sliced it up for me.
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Hard to tell in the picture, but that big saw blade up there is almost 7 feet tall.
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And here’s what I ended up with.
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So now it’s been almost 3 years, time to see what I’ve been holding on to.
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Didn’t take any pix of the “work in process”. You guys pretty much know the routine. So here’s a few shots of the finished bowl.
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And I even took one of those “Artsy – Fartsy” shot with it sitting in the shavings!
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I’m really LIKING this lathe turning stuff. And as usual, comments and critiques are welcomed.
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Rick M

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#1 posted 01-27-2015 10:15 PM

Very nice. The spalting is beautiful.

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 01-27-2015 10:57 PM

I really like how the spalting shows up. . I have more of this and will be turning some more bowls from it too.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 12:26 AM

Great looking piece especially the wood.

-- Dale, Ohio

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 01-28-2015 02:58 AM

Turned out really nice, good job and a great finish.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 01-28-2015 03:10 AM

Keeping that around for 3 years was well worth it. The spalting alone makes it a beauty. This style would look cool with a lid.
Nice work Joe.

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

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Roger

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#6 posted 01-28-2015 11:39 AM

WowZa Joe! Very snazzy

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 07-27-2015 05:40 AM

(I’m going through, one at a time now. I can’t talk myself into skipping along.)
This piece, Joe, is fantastic. You layered it with Maple, didn’t you?

-- Mark

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 07-27-2015 08:44 PM

Thanks guys. Yes that’s maple I use in the layers.

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