Firewood bowl - Butternut?

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Project by rockmolsen posted 12-18-2016 01:34 AM 919 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This came from a friends firewood pile. I rough turned this bowl and its been sitting in shavings for a few months. I know some of you are thinking that I should have avoided the pith but it was sort of an experiment. Once the moisture content got to 10%, I finished turning and sure enough after just a few days one side started to crack. I was going to toss it and decide to use biscuits to strengthen and hopefully stabilize the crack and then filled the gap with the turquoise. Bowl was sanded to 600, polished with some EEE and finished with OB Shine juice. It measures 8 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Since the photos were taken the upper biscuit has cracked along with a little of the turquoise. Still looks coll I think.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 06:17 AM

Nice color, wish I had that kind of wood in my firewood pile.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 01:08 PM

A gr8 save from the fire pit

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 12-19-2016 10:06 AM

Prety interesting and challenging proces.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-22-2016 11:45 PM

any idea what kind of wood it is?

-- Steven, California, ,,

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#5 posted 12-23-2016 01:54 AM

As the title says Butternut but not sure? Was hoping someone could identify it. It looks a lot like pecan but I ;m in NY so I’m sure its not pecan.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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