Black Acacia

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Project by Steffen posted 05-02-2010 07:09 AM 1391 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I dug through my pile of black acacia I got from that 100 year old tree cut down in Oakland (see previous blog).

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#1 posted 05-02-2010 08:38 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the live edge. Great grain.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 09:05 AM

Thanks Scrappy…this one is a little thicker than I wanted but the tenon broke off and I just finished it by hand.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#3 posted 05-02-2010 11:38 AM

gorgeous wood. a real eye-catcher,

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 05-02-2010 02:43 PM

I really like the grain pattern, I like natural edge bowls. I should post some of mine…. ;)
Great Job!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 05-02-2010 05:08 PM

wow…that is gorgeous!

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bill merritt

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#6 posted 05-02-2010 05:36 PM

Great looking piece !!!!

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#7 posted 05-02-2010 06:53 PM

Amazing, to say the least.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-03-2010 01:20 AM

Outstanding looking bowl. The grain is captured so well in that piece.
Where do you get the Acacia wood from?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-03-2010 03:23 AM

Love the colors! A very nice piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 05-03-2010 06:20 AM


I got all this wood from a tree in Oakland CA. I had a guy cut a large cedar out of my yard when I lived up there and I asked him to call me when he was going to cut anything interesting down. Well, he called one day and for $300 and a couple long days of hauling it out of the back yard of the property I got a bunch of wood. I still have a pile of it on the side of my house. See the blog below.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#11 posted 12-05-2013 10:38 PM

Beautiful !!!!

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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