Sassafras Bowl #1

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Rushing home from work, rushing through dinner, rushing all the kids to my parents house, and my wife going to a friends house for a ladies night…..the stage was set….

I entered my shop about 8:00, knowing with a 4:00am wake uu that my time was limited. I started on the cherry I had started Friday, but it popped out of the 1/2 chuck that was holding it….guess that wont work after all. :-S. I took my little electric chainsaw and trimmed up a piece of the sassafras. The heartwood was rotting, so I decided to turn the whole log on edge. Im happy with the results. Not the best Ive ever done, but definite symbolic signifigance. This is the first bowl I have made since moving to my current house, first bowl since my son was born, first bowl since my big career move….I am BACK!!!!!

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#1 posted 711 days ago

Beautiful form !!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 711 days ago

Wow,that is a beautiful piece. I just looked a block of sasafraas I have and don’t have a project for it, but mayby now I do…..... Thanks for sharing!!..............Jim

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

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#3 posted 711 days ago

Let me tell you….after working the sassafras, my shop smells aaaawesome!!! Made me thirsty for some of my great-grandmothers sassafras tea….I wonder if my mom ever learned how to make it?

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 711 days ago

Looks really good.

If I didn’t say it before, Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 711 days ago

good story sounds like my life….rush rush rush—-then do a small amount of woodworking

-- Wish I had more to say-Just love playing in Wood

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