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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 07-27-2009 11:34 PM 1329 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’ve been spending some time at our cabin, & I happened to see this bowl sitting on a shelf.

Notice the date on the bottom shows 1995.

This piece of wood came from a tree that was struck by lightning, along the road to our cabin.

One day we were passing by, & I picked up a couple of pieces laying near the road that the forestry

had cut up to make the road passible.

The size of this bowl is about 8”, & it has a Libron wax finish.

I have made a lot of different projects from this wood.

This northern MN White pine is great wood to work with. It doesn’t have as much sap in it
like the southern grown pine. It was once the dominant tree in this area until the big lumber barons raped this whole area, back in the early 1900s. They would cut everything, & burn all that was left.
This tree was planted by the CCCs (Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
The White pines have been plagued by a disease called blister rust. The state has been doing research to grow a rust resistant tree, & have succeeded somewhat, so they are trying to re-establish new growth.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 11:47 PM

Well Dick you could’nt have picked out a better one the that. Those sure are pretty flowers in a very pretty bowl. m

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

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 12:43 AM

looks nice…how is turning pine? is it gummy/sappy?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 01:15 AM

Hi Dick;

Beautiful bowl!

I really like the grain.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 01:32 AM

Dick, that bowl is very beautiful in its simplicity.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 01:33 AM

Thats a beautiful bowl, Dick.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 02:04 AM

Dick, pretty bowl….. love the way the grain flows.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 02:07 AM

Dick thats a great looking bowl.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 02:46 AM

Great looking bowl. Very nice wood.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 07-28-2009 06:43 AM

Lasted the test of time well Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 07-28-2009 06:45 AM

simply beautiful

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 07-28-2009 01:06 PM

A BIG THANK YOU!

I hope you don’t mind my showing all of these old projects, but it’s hard to resist posting on this


great site. I’ve tried to be easy on you by not posting too many at one time.

Matt! This northern MN White pine is great wood to work with. It doesn’t have as much sap in it
like the southern grown pine. It was once the dominant tree in this area until the big lumber barons raped this whole area, back in the early 1900s. They would cut everything, & burn all that was left.
This tree was planted by the CCCs (Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
The White pines have been plagued by a disease called blister rust. The state has been doing research to grow a rust resistant tree, & have succeeded somewhat, so they are trying to re-establish new growth.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Tony

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#12 posted 07-28-2009 07:38 PM

Nice bit of turning, especially on Pine (a difficult wood to turn at the best of times). I really like the grain shown in the main opening photograph as well as the form.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 07-28-2009 09:05 PM

Thank you Tony,
This Pine was not difficult to turn.
I guess sharp tools help.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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upperfinn

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#14 posted 07-29-2009 01:41 PM

Very nice, The white pine makes a beautiful bowl and you did a very nice job…. I just picked up two limbs from a “live oak tree” here in Florida that was also struck by lightening and wind. I’ve finished one(carved) walking stick and started on the other. This live oak has been partially eaten be worms and bugs. This makes it very interesting. If I ever learn how to put pictures on this site I’d like to show everyone. Hopefully soon.

-- UpperFINN

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