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Project by trifern posted 04-09-2012 08:08 PM 1877 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hollow form vessel measuring approximately 4.75 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall turned from spalted hackberry. This piece will be raffled off tonight at the Central Illinois Woodturners meeting. It is part of the “Bring Back” piece. The “Bring Back” program is a way for our club to raise money and give it’s members a chance to own other members work. The winner of this piece will also receive a chunk of wood from me. They will in turn create something from the chunk of wood and bring it back for the next raffle.

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





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 08:16 PM

Gotta love that grain pattern! Hope it catches a nice donation.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 08:47 PM

I love the continuation idea. Eventually everyone – maybe – could become a link in the chain. Did you start this, or has it been going on for some time?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 08:51 PM

Very nice spalt pattern, I assume you called it Pig Pen cause it looks dirty? Job well done!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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trifern

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 08:51 PM

Thanks Paul, our club started this a couple of years ago. I was the first one and this is the first time I have won since the inception.

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

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trifern

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 08:55 PM

Erwin, it was named after Charlie Brown’s dirty friend, “Pig Pen.”

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

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Roger

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 08:59 PM

just beautiful as always

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

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#7 posted 04-09-2012 09:26 PM

I wish I could get a ticket! It’s beautiful.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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branch

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#8 posted 04-09-2012 09:51 PM

hi i like it lovely spalted in it
branch

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robbiethewood

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 12:12 AM

LOVE grain pattern nice form
well done

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 02:28 AM

Beautiful!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Kindlingmaker

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 02:15 PM

A wonderful and interesting piece and the raffling idea of your club is really great.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 05:30 PM

Hi The form top notch really works well with the spalting lovely piece great club idea. Regards Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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trifern

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 08:59 PM

Thanks for all the kind remarks.

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

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rejo55

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#14 posted 04-12-2012 11:53 AM

You done good on two levels.
1—- Great job on the turning
2—- You found a use for hackberry.

This is the first thing I’ve ever seen made out of hackberry. All I’ve ever seen hackberry do well was fall down.
Hmmm. Maybe I can do something with the next one that falls at the old place that flooded.

Have a good’un

Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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CFrye

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#15 posted 06-15-2014 12:08 PM

Have never seen Hackberry, spalted or otherwise. Beautiful. Now I am even more eager to get some a friend has set aside! Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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