Spalted pignut hickory natural edge nested set

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Project by NateHawkes posted 06-09-2010 05:25 AM 1759 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nested set that I turned over a year ago; just showing off some of my stuff. This was at and partially below ground level; the roots were totally rotted away, which caused the wonderful green and red/purple colors. The wood was absolutely solid, and no punky spots in the bowl at all. These were turned green, and cored with the Kel McNaughton center saver. I did use black CA glue on a couple small hairline cracks that formed as the pieces dried. They are all between 1/8 and 3/16” thick, with approx. 1/4”-3/8” thick bases depending on the size bowl, to balance them. The largest started out at 13.5”, but moved a LOT, to about 12.75. The others are about 10” and 6” at their widest. Although quite thin, Hickory is surprisingly heavy even at this thickness after drying out.
Sorry about the glare spots.

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#1 posted 06-09-2010 05:27 AM

another great group of bowls

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#2 posted 06-09-2010 05:45 AM


All your work is really lovely. The choice of wood and form work well together. I like the thin wall design.

Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 06-09-2010 12:22 PM

this set & the spalted maple burl bowl really have lovely shape & color. Good flow, and direct one’s eye. Nice turnings

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