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Osage Orange Bowl

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Project by StrawHOC posted 09-19-2017 10:38 PM 1110 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Osage orange bowl turned on the Shopsmith 2017

-- Andrew, Ohio, https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrawHouseOfCrafts





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socrbent

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#1 posted 09-20-2017 12:10 AM

I like the look of this wood. My memory about Osage Orange is my chain saw throwing sparks while I was cutting down a live tree. Although the wood is hard. the sparks were likely my fault with a loose or dull chain. Did you turn it green or …?

-- socrbent Ohio

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StrawHOC

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 12:47 AM

Interestingly, the owner of the sawmill where I got this turning blank said the same exact thing about the sparks. All the wood that I buy from the sawmill (Muterspaw Lumber, Xenia OH) is kiln dried. This is honestly the first time that I’ve ever turned Osage Orange and I really didn’t have any trouble turning this piece. I used smaller cut offs to make some pens and I did have trouble keeping them from breaking due to the swirling grain pattern.

Later I learned that this wood will turn brown as it ages, but for now it looks pretty cool!

-- Andrew, Ohio, https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrawHouseOfCrafts

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John

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 03:09 AM

Nice bowl and rim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 04:30 AM

A very cool bowl and great wood too.

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#5 posted 09-20-2017 12:51 PM

This bowl is beautiful and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Bertha

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#6 posted 09-20-2017 01:20 PM

I really like the dimensions. Cool vessel.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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StrawHOC

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#7 posted 09-20-2017 10:44 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Andrew, Ohio, https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrawHouseOfCrafts

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