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Project by ArtPick posted 05-16-2017 10:12 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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hackberry this was my third item I ever turned

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#1 posted 05-17-2017 02:04 AM

Nice looking project. Recently the wind blew over a large hackberry tree on my property that had to be cut up, while working on the tree I was thinking about turning something out of the wood. I never tried turning anything from this wood. I have always heard that hackberry wood is not good for anything. I still have the main trunk about 10’ long 20” diameter and may have to try some green wood bowls. Nothing ventured nothing lost. You have inspired me to try some hackberry.


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#2 posted 05-17-2017 05:24 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 07:47 PM

Very nice. Hackberry is probably the most common tree in my area. I heard Roy Underhill mention Hackberry is really good for steam bending on one of his shows. No personal experience just something I heard on t.v.

-- Ted

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#4 posted 05-20-2017 12:28 AM

I really like the shape. I tried to turn some hackberry a while back but after it dried it was next to impossible, though I had just started learning to turn so I was probably working with dull tools and bad technique.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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