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Project by dingle posted 03-18-2012 05:36 AM 1302 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final project from sunny Arizona, I will be returning home to Indiana and start new projects when I get there. This project was made from a piece of what is believed to be basswood. The story about this piece is interesting. Last summer we had a tree blown over onto a 1997 Ford Explorer. The damage to the explorer was the windshield and a small dent in the hood. We were fortunate that it did not do more damage. I salvaged a piece of the wood and sealed the ends to avoid cracking. I began turning this piece and found that it still had numerous cracks but I went ahead and finished the project and repaired the cracks as I went. This is a vert white light wood other than several areas of nice wood grain. The project was finished with EEE and shellawax and I may eventually cover it with a Gloss spray. My wife wants me to mount it on the dash board of the explorer for memories. EDITED 3-19-12, Thanks to everyone for the comments on this bowl. I thought it was basswood, but thanks to a comment I have realized that it is COTTONWOOD!!!. Thank you for the information, LBJ is great and there are some real intelligent people. I am terrible identifying wood?

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 08:52 AM

Nice bowl. I really like the second picture with the grain exposed for us to see..

Thanks for posting..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 11:34 AM

Basswood here in NWI wouldn’t show so much grain. If it is very light maybe butternut otherwise ash. Nice looking piece. s

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 03:55 PM

I like the bowl and the story; the cracks give it character

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 02:51 AM

Cool turning, like the story where it came from too.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 12:09 PM

Cottonwood perhaps?

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 12:48 AM

Nice bowl, Danny!!!!!!!!

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

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