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Project by Don posted 01-03-2007 07:18 AM 1976 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nut Bowl from Huon Pine, which only grows in southern and western Tasmanian rainforests. The wood has a rich golden texture, and an exquisite smell and touch. It is also one of the finest boat-building timbers known to man thanks to its durability and its strong oil, which makes it resistant to water penetration.

This was the first bowl I turned. The ‘legs’ were created by cutting out some of the rim on my bandsaw. The shavings in the bowl continue to send a heavenly fragrance throughout the room even two years after turning this bowl.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 01-03-2007 04:40 PM

Beautiful, by the looks of it, Huon Pine must have about the same hardness as Hard Maple.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 01-04-2007 12:59 AM

No, Huon Pine although technically a hardwood, is fairly soft. It’s extremely easy to work, and a dream to turn. It makes even a turning amateur look good. I’m proof of that.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 01-04-2007 04:44 AM

I love the grain and form of this bowl. A pine that’s a hardwood? I wonder if there is an equivalent on this side of the globe. Though I’m beginning to suspect, that your flora, is just as unique (on the planet) as your fauna.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 01-04-2007 05:27 AM

Yes, strange isn’t it. But you have to throw the book away when it comes to Aussie woods. I’ve posted a few comments on this previously, here. Read down through the comments and you will see more detail that I provide about Australian wood in general.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 01-04-2007 09:46 PM

What a nice bowl. Heard lots of good stuff about Huon pine. This bowl supports what I’ve heard.


-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 07-29-2007 08:33 PM

you guys and your beautiful Aussie wood..If it wasn’t for the dinner plate sized spiders, i’d move there….Great bowl !!

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon

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#7 posted 07-30-2007 07:36 PM

Don, you’re so good even the shavings look edible! ;^) Great looking foot you put on your bowl.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 07-31-2007 01:57 AM

Great foot idea Don, and a lovely bowl to boot. Finished with Ubeaut products?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 07-31-2007 02:38 AM

Yes, Douglas, Shellawax Cream, a failsafe friction polish.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 07-31-2007 07:08 PM

Great bowl, Don! As you know, I have a special place in my heart of a turned bowl! This one is just great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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