Spalted Hackberry Bowl

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Project by saw4fun posted 04-21-2009 04:42 AM 1559 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a somewhat belated birthday present for my mom. It started as an offcut piece of scrap 3/8”ish thick. I used the jigsaw to cut out circles and then arranged them in such a manner that as I turned it the best spalt would stay showing. As you can see its not perfect, but it was my first bowl, so don’t be to hard on me! Actually, let me know what I could have done better, so maybe my next one will be perfect.:)

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 06:26 AM

Hey Saw4 I think this a real cool bowl and your technique seems good . I’m not an expert turner but I sure like what I see.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 04-21-2009 08:39 AM

Beatifull bowl! Love that coloring in that spalted wood. Very nice. Keep it up.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 04-21-2009 06:51 PM

Thats a nice turning, what’s to say. You did good, Mom will love it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-22-2009 01:44 AM

The only thing I think you could have done better was post more photo’s of it: looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 04:18 AM

thanks guys! Yes mom loves it, and did exactly as I expected. Filled it up with almonds covering up my “handywork”. Needless to say I eat lots of almonds when I visit! :)

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 04:44 PM

A great looking bowl. The grain is beautiful

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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