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In a recent forum post Buddy Boy wanted to know what you could do with hackberry. Here is a hackberry vase from a burl. This will be a present for my mom’s 80th birthday.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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jeffthewoodwacker

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 04:59 AM

Sorry for the error it was DannyBoy who wanted to know about hackberry. Didn’t mean to rename him!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 05:09 AM

As my kids would say: That is hackin’ sweet…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 05:28 AM

Good looking vase. The hackberry is beautiful. Tell mom Happy Birthday for me :-)) 80 is quite a milestone.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 05:29 AM

Very pretty, very nice shape and color.

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 05:31 AM

This is a beautiful vase. The details of the wood are really interesting.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-22-2008 11:37 AM

That is one sweet vase. The grain is just stunning. The finish looks perfect. What did you use?

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 12:14 PM

Hello Jeff;
—-this one caught my eye and,....I had to take some time, to stop and stare//admire, your version of ‘wood art’....

I like the vase and your interpretation of bringing out the ‘spalt’ in the wood! And so I’m also wondering as to what kind of finish you have used on the wood?

Thank you for sharing this one with us here at LJ.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#8 posted 03-22-2008 01:10 PM

Very nice looking vase Jeff. It has to be one of the best I’ve seen here. Thanks for posting it.

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#9 posted 03-22-2008 02:30 PM

Jeff that looks awesome I’m sure you mon will love it.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#10 posted 03-22-2008 03:33 PM

thanks for the positive comments. This was one of the first trees that we took down prior to building the house. I cut it up in chunks and let it sit for just a little over 2 years before using any of it. Sanded up to 220 grit, two coats of thin CSA glue and then sanded back up to 400 grit. Wiped on three coats of BLO and let it dry real well. Cranked the lathe up to highest speed it would go and buffed with wood shavings. Added a coat of paste wax and ran it through all three parts of the beall wheel. Finishing work took longer than actual turning.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#11 posted 03-22-2008 04:01 PM

Nice looking vase.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 03-22-2008 06:56 PM

Gorgeous! I love natural edge turnings like this. Always makes me wish I had a lathe.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#13 posted 03-22-2008 08:54 PM

I have never seen that wood before. Very cool.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 04-29-2008 01:19 AM

very beautiful works

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#15 posted 12-01-2008 04:06 AM

Very nicely done! Isn’t it wonderful how a piece of scrap wood can become art? And you can touch it too!!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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