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Project by Adam Hood posted 08-07-2011 03:20 AM 1208 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a slab of this Water Oak that was 2 1/2’ x 1 1/2’ x 5”. This stiff is HEAVY!!! I got 3 bowl blanks out of it and just 1 blank weighs about 8 lbs. The blanks started out 8”x5”. Finished diameter is 7 1/2” x 4 1/4”. This piece was about half heartwood and half sapwood. It made for a fun time turning because the heartwood is more dense and weighs more than the sapwood so it liked to bounce my lathe over the whole shop. I got it turned down and sanded to 360 and finished with shallac. I love the way it came out with the mixed grain.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 03:24 AM

Adam,
This is sure a pretty bowl, looks almost like a burl…. Never heard of Water Oak, anyway this is very nice!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Adam Hood

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 03:37 AM

I never thought of it looking like burl but I guess it does don’t it? I had never heard of Water Oak either but I asked some turners about it and they said it is. Thanks!!

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#3 posted 08-07-2011 03:54 AM

Nice job Adam. It does have a burl’esque (haha) quality to it.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#4 posted 08-07-2011 03:59 AM

HAHAHA!!! lol, thanks Chris.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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Roger

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#5 posted 08-07-2011 12:42 PM

beautiful grain for sure. very nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Adam Hood

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#6 posted 08-07-2011 02:16 PM

Thanks Roger.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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rmoore

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#7 posted 08-07-2011 04:50 PM

Another beauty! I love the grain. Don’t ever use a different background for your pictures. I can spot your post right away on that table. The first pen you posted on that table looked like it was floating on water. LOL

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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Adam Hood

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#8 posted 08-07-2011 06:29 PM

You know Ron, the wife.said the same thing bout the first pics I posted. I am going to keep using the table..it gives it a good background n the natural light gives better lighting than artificial light in the house. Have you been doing any turning? Have you checked out the Cedar bowls I have done and posted the last week.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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rmoore

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#9 posted 08-08-2011 05:23 AM

It’s been so hot lately I haven’t felt like doing much. I turned a rolling pin while on vacation a couple of weeks ago and another candlestick which ended in disaster. I’ll email you a picture of it and try to post the polling pin soon.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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Roz

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 09:55 PM

Very nice, I really like the color you finished it in and the grain.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Adam Hood

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#11 posted 08-13-2011 10:01 PM

Thanks Terry. The color that you see is the color of the wood. All I did was finish it with clear shellac. I love the look of the grain myself.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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