Spalted (and wormy) Pecan Hollow Form

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Project by John Williams posted 08-15-2015 04:38 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of pecan was home to a huge family of worms. The log laid in my shed for a year and appeared totally dry. However when I began turning, I met several of the worm workman who did such a great job carving this piece from the inside out. The form is 8” diameter and a little over 3” tall.

-- John -

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 05:58 AM


YUCK! Oh, no, not the vase; it’s absolutely gorgeous. But the worms would creep me out! I have a hard enough time dealing with the dead remains in our oak wilt lumber.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 08-15-2015 06:56 AM

Beautiful. I love the shape and texture.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 07:31 AM

Very nice, was it a pain to turn with all the worm holes?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 08:46 AM

In my view they are cocreators worms in this work that looks great by the way,so don’t judge them too harshly.

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#5 posted 08-15-2015 11:35 AM

Thanks for you & the worms for doing so nice Job.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 08-15-2015 12:36 PM

Very well done. My wife likes it too and she never comments!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#7 posted 08-16-2015 05:06 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments!

-- John -

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