Cherry bowl rescued from the burn pile

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Project by ronstar posted 11-21-2017 02:47 AM 823 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grabbed a chunk of burn pile cherry that I sawed down a few years ago.
It turned out to have some interesting grain. One coat of Howard Butcher Block Conditioner – I’m going to add a few more coats.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 11-21-2017 03:21 AM

Looks great Ron, I wish I could turn, but I’m just no good at it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 11-21-2017 03:38 AM

Very nice == a GREAT job +++ Great save too.

You even used my favorite wood “RESCUED!”

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 07:20 AM

Bowl looks good Ron, wood looks good too. Maybe there’s a few snowmen, spatulas, and mushrooms hiding as well?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 11-21-2017 03:23 PM

This is a beautiful bowl and the wood is so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-22-2017 12:26 AM

Thanks guys – and John – yes there will be a bunch more cherry things in the future. I have a gazillion board feet of this stuff.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#6 posted 11-24-2017 06:52 PM

Good eyes! I have found many good pieces which were almost thrown into the burn pile.

Splitting one’s own home-grown wood is often rewarded with spalted pieces. You can see how much the spalting changes just in the width of the saw blade’s kerf. This is book matched spalted hickory from my place.

-- Dale

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