Locust Driftwood Bowl

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Project by Bill Akins posted 03-23-2009 04:46 PM 2341 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer my father picked up a used lathe and we both fell in love with turning. I had turned a few goblets on his lathe when I finally bought my own lathe about a month ago. I have turned a few bowls already. After buying the lathe, my father loaded me up with several peices of wood. While we were picking through his wood pile, he showed me this log that he found at his boatdock on lake Nottely in north Georgia. He cut it in half with a chainsaw revieling a beautiful golden grain. It turned out to be honey locust. Someone had cut the wood and split it at the lake some time ago and it floated up to our dock. It was a very tough wood to work with but turned out great. You never know what treasures lie beneath reclaimed wood.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 03-23-2009 05:01 PM

great story…and awesome result Bill!!! I have turned lots of wine stoppers and pens…but no bowls…anxious to try soon…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 03-23-2009 05:26 PM

Very nice turned bowl.
This beautiful log knew to find the right man.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-23-2009 10:54 PM

The Beauty within the Beast ! Great find and nice turning : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 05:10 AM

Hey Bill, This is a great looking Bowl. Great transformation of wood .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 03-24-2009 05:51 AM

You found the bowl in there. Nice job.

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#6 posted 04-04-2009 07:15 PM

Turned out great!! Pardon the pun.. Going through my offcut scrap pile from the mill and finding the “treasures” is much more fun for me than using nice even cut lumber. Keep up the good work!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE

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