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Project by blue77 posted 01-05-2016 06:51 AM 752 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bowl out of some fire wood I got from my father in law. It might not holed any soup but it looks nice on my end table. I don’t know what kind of wood it is but it turned really nice. I rummaged through the pile and saved all the loges I could. I was thinking it looked like Apricot but that would be crazy (and awesome) if it is. Any ideas on what kind of wood this could be?


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 02:35 AM

Hell with the soup! It will work great for the chips!

Very neat.

I am working on “firewood rescue” tables with my son—he gets to make the legs from metal

He will customize the rails that he bought to match the up-rights on the stairs. The legs are to be made from that!

Pictures will be posted when finished. A while to go yet!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 05:47 PM

Interesting piece.
Looking at your “fire wood pile” I have to point out that you may have missed the opportunity for a potentially nice piece of “crotch” wood on that un-split piece where two limbs come together. Leaving more length on the three limbs will allow you to create a bowl (or two) at their intersecting point. I have gotten some very interesting grain patterns that way. It is usually best to divide the piece with a chain saw to avoid stray splitting because of the blending grain at the intersections.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 06:33 PM

Wow, beautiful bowl !

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#4 posted 01-07-2016 04:21 AM

Looks great, going to keep the bark on any?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 01-07-2016 06:44 AM

Hello Les B the 2 bottom pictures are all the pieces of wood that I saved out of my fire wood pile. The crotch was a little too small to cut in half for a bowl so I made a little bird house out of it. Thanks for the comments.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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#6 posted 01-08-2016 07:08 PM

Nice piece, B;

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 10:25 AM

I’m bewildered at all the talk of “firewood piles.” Especially when it concerns the “Domesticus/Exoticus” that wind up in “firewood piles.” What? Were these people born in a barn? I live in Southern California, where wood-burning in fireplaces has been outlawed for some time now (mind you, not by a law-making body like, oh, Congress, but by a state bureaucracy, the EPA’s state arm). And, those “DomesticExotics” are extremely expensive on the retail market. When trees get trimmed or, occasionally, cut down around here, that’s my mother-lode. I’ve got wood laying around that would have run into the thousands, purchased in any venue. It’s an awful good thing the people who surround me, where much of my stock sits on the driveway, right out front, are clueless as in that respect. (I have, a number of times, suffered the indignity of having someone pull up and ask, “You wanna sell some of that firewood?” (Picture: knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing ignoramus, pointing at my pile of Mulberry and Maple. It’s soooooo hard to restrain myownbadself from slapping someone in the head, when that happens.)

-- Mark

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#8 posted 02-05-2016 06:21 PM



I m bewildered at all the talk of “firewood piles.” Especially when it concerns the “Domesticus/Exoticus” that wind up in “firewood piles.” What? Were these people born in a barn? I live in Southern California, where wood-burning in fireplaces has been outlawed for some time now (mind you, not by a law-making body like, oh, Congress, but by a state bureaucracy, the EPA s state arm). And, those “DomesticExotics” are extremely expensive on the retail market. When trees get trimmed or, occasionally, cut down around here, that s my mother-lode.
- Mark Wilson

Another source besides the the “outlawed wood piles” is to check with local tree trimming companies and large landscaping companies. You have my sympathy for living where you do. I lived in the SF Bay Area for 40 years and never want to return. The traffic and mentality of the people there now drives me nuts every time I have to visit my kids who still live there.

-- Les B, Oregon

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