Crab-Apple Box

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Project by nonickswood posted 08-02-2014 08:54 PM 1215 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started with a chunk of Crab-Apple from the backyard this morning ~ sure has some pretty grain.

4” diameter x 3” High – Ebony handle

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 10:28 PM

That is absolutly beadtiful. One of the prettiest woods I have ever seen. The colors are amasing and you did a wonderful job of bringing out its best features. I envy your talent and eye for great wood.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 10:43 PM

Wow ! This “turned” out great. I am going out crab apple tree hunting…..NOW! Beautiful piece.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 12:10 AM

Nice work and a very beautiful piece of crab apple.

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

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 03:32 AM

Very nice work nonickswood, I like the swirls/ colors

-- Wildman, PA,

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 07:19 AM

Verry nice shape!Apple’s garin looks awsome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 10:57 AM

Nice, loving doing small things out of crab apple always has some cool looking grains.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 11:44 AM

Very nicely done. Attractive little bowl from interesting wood. It doesn’t get any better than this, IMHO.

-- Turnin' and learnin'

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 01:33 PM

Very nice bowl. Nice color and markings.
I have several chunks of crab apple behind my shop and letting them dry.
I did answer my own question on dry or green…....because I see a green leaf on your mounted blank. I also turned mine green….....and turned it thin. It warps terribly, but it is a uniform warp and looks nice.

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#9 posted 08-03-2014 09:43 PM

That’s a pretty piece of wood, and the box came out great for green wood. Mine always seem to warp like crazy when I try that.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 08-03-2014 10:42 PM

Thanks everyone for all the comments!
Allen, I have had good success with turnings like this by getting some kind of sealer on the right away, allowing them to cure very slowly. I’m sure there are some pros out there that know a better way but this seems to work for me.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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