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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 07-16-2010 02:43 PM 1660 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last storm that blew through here also blew down part of a large chinese chestnut tree. Free wood gloat for me and the chance to turn a bunch of thin walled bowls. This vessel is 12 inches across and 6 inches tall. Wall thickness is a little more than 1/8” thick. I turned a small foot on the bottom. Finish is high gloss wipe on poly.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 03:24 PM

Nice job! I don’t think I have ever seen chinese chestnut wood before. Is it spalted or is the dark color part of the grain. I like the shape.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Karson

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 03:50 PM

Jeff a beautiful bown down bowl. Does it have blue stain or is it spalted?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 04:13 PM

nice bowl. i also had a chinese chestnut tree with storm damage about 1 1/2 years ago. i saw it into short boards to dry. i will have to dig it out and make something out of it. thanks for reminding me.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 05:09 PM

This piece is spalted and has some blue coloring on it. Went from a blown down piece to a turned piece within 3 days. Be interesting to see how much more movement it goes through.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 05:29 PM

Really nice work Jeff. You are a true craftsman/artist.
Bill

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 08:07 PM

Love the looks, blue coloring, shape, grains… hey, everything! Nice save.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 11:08 PM

Nice work and a beautiful piece of wood.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#8 posted 07-16-2010 11:44 PM

A great looking piece Jeff!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 07-17-2010 04:19 AM

No Chinese chestnut trees around here, least I don’t think so. Very nice piece though, love the shape and the grain of that wood.

-- RStadler

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#10 posted 07-17-2010 04:25 AM

Great job!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#11 posted 07-20-2010 02:28 AM

Very nice bowl love the shape & wood. Well done.

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#12 posted 07-20-2010 03:13 AM

Unique bowl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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