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Three small Hackberry bowls

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Project by wcp posted 12-05-2017 12:37 AM 642 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had these small bowls rough turned and drying in paper bags filled with shavings for a few months and decided to finish them out today. I’ve never turned Hackberry before so this was just an experiment to see how the wood worked. I have to say it’s not bad to work with.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-05-2017 03:07 AM

Nice job on the bowls!!

Jim

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 02:39 PM

These are beautiful bowls and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 12-05-2017 05:41 PM

Nice bowls.
PS If you are in a hurry instead of using the paper bag method of drying the wood for weeks you might research using the microwave oven methods. I do it all the time. There is lots of info on the internet about it so I won’t elaborate here. I still use a brown paper bag but no shavings. It works like a kiln.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-05-2017 09:04 PM

Very nice and the wood is beautiful!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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wcp

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 12:13 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. In Texas the Hackberry trees are considered a trash tree. Not long lived and they are on almost every fence line on farms around my area. I had a hackberry tree blown over onto my chicken house and most of it got cut up to burn in the heater but I did turn a few green pieces and now I’ll be watching for more hackberry.

Les
I have watched one youtube of a guy drying green wood using a microwave. I need to look at this ideal closer. Don’t know how the wife will feel about me using her microwave for drying green wood.

wcp

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