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Norfolk Island Pine Hollow form

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Project by John Williams posted 11-13-2014 03:10 PM 1471 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece recently completed of Norfolk Island Pine. It was turned very soon after the tree was taken down and does not have any spalting. It is 10” diameter and 6” tall.

-- John - www.urbanwoodcreations.com





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Rickterscale

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 04:10 PM

Great strategic use of the knots. Looks awesome.

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 04:43 PM

Very Sweet !!

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 06:21 PM

That is awesome. I know that the severe difference in hardness between normal wood and pine knots must make it very challenging.

-- Here to learn

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 08:03 PM

That is very neat, I love the branch/knothole figure.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 11-13-2014 09:58 PM

WOW….........that is a beautiful piece!!.
Great piece of you use on this one!!
...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-13-2014 10:29 PM

You know John, sometimes Mother nature gives us some pleasant surprises, all we have to do is find where they are hidden :)
lovely job

Cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 11-14-2014 12:27 AM

Amazing job.! How did you ever find this piece.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#8 posted 11-14-2014 06:10 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.

-- John - www.urbanwoodcreations.com

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 10:34 AM

Nice piece of wood and wonderful turning style.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#10 posted 11-14-2014 12:14 PM

Outstanding shape !
Fantastic display and planning to display the natural beauty.

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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John Williams

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 03:04 PM

In researching Norfolk Pine I found out that back in the 1800’s Captain Cook brought them to Hawaii from Norfolk Island, in the south Pacific, to grow masts for repair and building masts for ships. However the symmetrical growth of the limbs ( 5 to 8 limbs at one level every 12” to 24” ) created an inherit weakness for masts. They snapped rather easily. There are now Norfolk Pine, or Cook Pine as many Hawaiian’s refer to them, all over the islands creating wind breaks around pineapple and other fields. Thought this was interesting.

-- John - www.urbanwoodcreations.com

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 03:10 PM

The idea of dispalying the knots is a great idea. It is one of the most beautiful turnings i have seen. Instead of burning those knotty pieces of wood, I will try working with them. Thanks for showing and giving me inspiration.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 11-17-2014 07:51 PM

Beautiful bowl.Those woodknots looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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