Applewood Bowls

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Project by Stephen M. Skillins posted 01-22-2012 07:32 AM 1423 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned from an Apple tree that came down during hurricane Irene. I had the tree sawn into 6/4 planks on a friends woodmizer.

-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 07:34 AM

Nice bowls Steve

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 03:32 PM

They came out really nice. I am turning a few apple blanks at the moment but not having much success.
They are cut from a piece that was blown down and was out in the weather for ages. I think it is too
far gone to be useful.
Keep up the good work.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 04:12 PM

I like them !! Looks like you still have plenty of wood left to work with !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 08:54 PM

Apple wood is great for turning but as Murch found out it is not very rot resistant.
I have been working with some this week that has a lot of internal blemishes. They were probably caused by fungus “blisters” on the bark of the tree that healed over as it grew. Part of what I like about turning is that you are never sure what you will find in the wood until you cut it. It frequently affects the shape my final product.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 04:17 AM

Yes, using apple is interesting. I bought a blank at Rockler, and it was slightly rotted. But not so much that I couldn’t use it.

Your bowls look great!

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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