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The old apple tree returns home.

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Project by rilanda posted 10-26-2016 08:11 PM 604 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two very different bowls the only thing linking them is they came from the same old tree. The first bowl is about 7” diameter x 3” deep, Very difficult to turn as the piece of timber had some very large splits and I had to take precautions to protect myself in case it decided to part company with the lathe, ghreat stuff to get the old adrenaline flowing. However I saw some value in taking the risk as the piece of apple was absolutely full of character and it would have been sacrilege to condemn it to the wood burner. Personally I think the risk was worth it as it made a stunning bowl.
The second bowl is about 6” diameter x 1.75” thick it has been made into a shallow bowl to retain as much of the timbers character as was possible. Both of these bowls are now back in the property where the tree had been grown so they have returned home, much more of a fitting end for such beautiful pieces of timber than the wood burning stove

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.





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Brit

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 08:16 PM

Glad you decided to save them Bill, they came out great. Your skillful turning has really brought out the character of the wood.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#2 posted 10-27-2016 12:15 AM

Great looking bowls

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 10-27-2016 04:22 AM

I like the unusual! So these are “TOP NOTCH”!

I do have some nice “uncured/green” apple wood that I will happily give to nay one close that wants some.

These were cut in from 12—to maybe 15” long and vary a lot in diameter, largest probably 6-7 inches. All kinds of smaller 2-4 inch ones too.

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 10-27-2016 11:45 AM

Apple or any of the fruit woods is absolutely gorgeous to work with particularly if it is still a little green, this piece was about 19/20% MC, a little high but not so high as that you would have a bath while it was turning. There is a possibility that the bowl would split further but in my opinion this would only add to its character and I have warned the costumer of that likelihood. Pity I don’t live a little nearer Ralbuck as I would be round selecting some interesting pieces from your stock pile.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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