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Pecan Natural Edge Bowl

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Project by RiverRoadWoodshop posted 10-20-2015 11:07 PM 581 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pecan Natural Edge Bowl

From a tree in my parent’s yard that was taken down by a storm. The bowl is cut from a branch crotch and measures about 9” across and 2.5” deep.





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mahdee

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#1 posted 10-21-2015 12:23 AM

Looks good. I just got a bunch of pecan I need to do something with.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-21-2015 12:46 AM

First of all. WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!

That is a beautiful bowl. Great to have you join and display your work here. I look forward to lots more beautiful projects. I love pecan wood too. We get in Arizona.

Cheers, Jim

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

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calisdad

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#3 posted 10-21-2015 06:56 AM

Indeed- Welcome !!

Very nice piece.
How does one keep the bark intact?

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moke

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#4 posted 10-21-2015 05:00 PM

Very well done….I was at a seminar two weekends ago with a big named turner…he turned a simple, but very nice natural edged bowl with the bark perfectly intact and proceeded to take the bark off with his pocket knife as we all cried in the audience….you did an incredible job maintaining and displaying the bark…again…Well done!
Mike

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RiverRoadWoodshop

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#5 posted 10-21-2015 06:25 PM



Indeed- Welcome !!

Very nice piece.
How does one keep the bark intact?

- calisdad

The piece must be turned “green” for the bark to stay on, past that it’s just luck that keeps the bark in place. Knowing where your fingers are in relation to the “ghost” edge turning on the lathe helps as well. That can make the bark on the bowl come off in a hurry, as well as the skin on your fingers…

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RiverRoadWoodshop

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#6 posted 10-21-2015 06:26 PM

And thank you all for the welcomes and the kind words regarding the bowl!

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ColonelTravis

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#7 posted 10-21-2015 10:50 PM

I just got a bunch of pecan and tried to resaw a slice off a slab and it curled up the next day pretty much just like this. Automatic bowl with no work! But a ruined tray bottom.

Yours is much better.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 10-21-2015 10:51 PM

What a beautiful piece. It will definitely be an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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