Deadfall branches... great source for turning

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Project by interpim posted 1395 days ago 1150 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a stroll around base today, and under a large tree, which I couldn’t identify, there were several large deadfall branches that I picked up and brought home. Well… i decided to whip out a small bowl from one of the branch chunks and this is what I came out with.

A little bit of spalting can be seen on the branch side that was against the ground.

I finished this with Polyurethane and topped with wax.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 1395 days ago

Nice bowl, really has the rustic look to it..

-- RStadler

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#2 posted 1395 days ago

That is Oak, just what species I am not sure. This is a nice vase.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 1395 days ago

I’ve seen tons of oaks, but the leaves on this tree didn’t look like any oak i’ve ever seen before… then again, these branches didn’t have leaves so may have come from another tree.

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 1395 days ago

Fantastic little bowl. Great shape and the wood is outstanding.

Keep it up.


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

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#5 posted 1394 days ago

I’d plank out that spalted portion and turn it into veneer… wow.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#6 posted 1394 days ago

I did do that a little bit actually… I got 5 boards of about 1/2” thickness 5” x 16”

-- San Diego, CA

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