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Just a Little Spalted Hackberry

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Project by shimmy posted 1676 days ago 1347 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10” tip to tip 3 1/2” tall, finished with wipe on poly.





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Andrew

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#1 posted 1676 days ago

Wow, i cant decide, honestley I think the wood is, well kind of ugly, but to a point that it is fascinating. The form is fantastic. All in all, I don’t think there would be a better use for the wood. There is a lot going on there. It is certainly eye catching. I can’t look away.
I have some questions about the form,
1. when you start, do you start with square, and try to nail it in total dead center on the lathe?
2. or is it sqaured up after you turn and sand.
3. are you using dry, or green wood?

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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sras

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#2 posted 1676 days ago

That’s beatiful! I really like the turned down corners – makes it look flexible (or something – searching for the right words…)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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toyguy

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#3 posted 1676 days ago

Nice job…... sometimes the spalted wood just doesn’t want to do what you want it to….. Turning wings are a lot of fun…... getting the downward shape I have not tried..Yet !. I kind of like that .

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1676 days ago

This is an amazing form with most unique, well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shimmy

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#5 posted 1676 days ago

Thanks all.
Andrew, it starts out square, at least one side of the blank. And this is semi green, the tree was cut last summer. It wasn’t throwing water at me but it is still moist.

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Andrew

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#6 posted 1676 days ago

Thanks. Hope I wasn’t to harsh on the wood comment.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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reggiek

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#7 posted 1676 days ago

Very nice and excellent form….I like spalted hackberry…it is a very easy wood to turn….as long as the spalting doesnt get too soft. I have dyed a couple with analine and they turn out very interesting….

All in all a beautiful turning.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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hap

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#8 posted 1676 days ago

nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 1676 days ago

Great turning. Love the wood and the shape.

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#10 posted 1675 days ago

Wow I love the shape and the wood is certainly interesting. I would totaly disagree with Andrew that it’s ugly, I find that the wood actually adds alot to the piece

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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