Green turning : red oak

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Project by loupitou06 posted 07-19-2010 01:12 AM 2720 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend Brian and I found this great piece of green red oak on my neighborhood. He brought his chainsaw over and in no time we had wood to trow on the lathe !

Turning green wood is certainly a treat, and even if we had to turn it in 2 days, it did not crack.

The grain on this piece is really attractive with little sapwood and a strange red scar (see picture #2).

The finish is our traditional friction polish (1/3 shellac, 1/3 BLO, 1/3 DNA) followed by lacquer.

Many thanks to Emmanuelle for the great pictures.

Thanks for watching

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 02:11 AM

very nice.. the first pic i like the best…


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#2 posted 07-19-2010 03:20 AM

I like it and that scar adds even more interest to the bowl, very nice job!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#3 posted 07-19-2010 05:25 AM

Green wood is a lot of fun to turn, and you did a great job. Love the coarse grain in red oak.

Keep it up.


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

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#4 posted 07-19-2010 04:33 PM

Looks kinda like a sand painting. Neat grains. Nice turning.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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