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Project by willie posted 781 days ago 955 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started last week when I was helping a friend cut some firewood. He had a cherry tree blow down. As I was cutting I found a bump on a log, not a burl, just a bump. I cut it off and took it home. Yesterday I decided to see what was inside. It’s a lot of fun turning green wood but I am concerned about this bowl cracking. It’s turned thin enough to see light through it and I used as much heat as I could to dry it while spinning. It’s finished with lacquer and so far, no cracks. There’s still some more to cut up so I may get some more.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!





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murch

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#1 posted 781 days ago

Lovely looking bowl. I would also strongly favour taking firewood and turning it into something useful.
Especially if the results were as outstanding as what you have done here.
Fingers crossed it doesn’t warp or crack beyond saving.

p.s. I did a project about drying green wood (ash) in a micro-wave a while back. You might see something
useful in it.

Rgds,
Murch.

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 781 days ago

Spectacular. I hope it don’t crack on you.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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robbiethewood

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#3 posted 780 days ago

its amazing its always firewood that holds the most Spectacular of woods
now if i where you i put this piece in a paper bag for about 10 or so days to be safe

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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willie

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#4 posted 779 days ago

Thanks guys! So far no cracks or warping. It’s been 3 days and it hasn’t moved. The wife has it now and she’s not letting go. So it looks like it’s staying on the kitchen table for now. I’ll let you know how it goes.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 773 days ago

Nice bowl !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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willie

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#6 posted 766 days ago

After two weeks it still shows no signs of cracking but it has warped slightly. Just adds a little more personality to it!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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PaBull

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#7 posted 706 days ago

Very cool Willie. Just turn it green.

Sorry, it has been a busy summer, not much posting on LJ.

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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