Un-natural Edged Hickory Bowl

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Project by Muntzie posted 10-29-2011 06:23 AM 1255 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as a natural edge bowl but the bark didn’t cooperate. Finished in tung oil.

-- Muntzie - Marietta, Ohio

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 02:57 PM

Very nice bowl. I know what you mean about the bark. I had a few that I abandoned to finish the edge because the bark did not like to stay on. I take it you turned it “green” to give that nice oval shape!
Nice job on it. The sap wood gives it such a nice contrast!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 02:57 PM

Very Nice! I really like how the sap wood and heart wood complement each other… that I think about it, most all sap wood and heart wood are that way….isn’t nature grand!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 03:24 PM

Great looking bowl. I love Hickory wood, the grain has a mind of it’s own which makes each piece unique.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 08:20 PM

It looks great just the way it is. Well done.

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 02:08 AM

Thanks for the comments. I love the color and grain of hickory but it’s a tough wood to turn and sand. I’ve made a couple of other bowls out of hickory that I haven’t posted yet. I think I’ll lay off of that wood for a while.

-- Muntzie - Marietta, Ohio

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 02:16 AM

You did a great job and that is the finish I like on most of my projects. One thing to remember is when the tree was cut down. If it was cut on Oct – Mar the bark will stay on like a leach.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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