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Project by ldl posted 672 days ago 830 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this blank for a while and it had dried out. Being Hickory it was very hard to turn the end grain. It is a lot easier to turn green. I need to get some of the stuff to seal the ends.

I decided to turn it leaving the full bark. It had a small knot of some kind on side. Hickory has an interesting pith area. This was a challenge with my cheap tools and Craftsman lathe. It was fun though.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 672 days ago

I like It! Looks good!

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Grumpymike

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#2 posted 672 days ago

nice, about what size is it?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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Kookaburra

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#3 posted 672 days ago

I really like this. I would put it on the table full of uncracked nuts and a nutcracker!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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clieb91

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#4 posted 671 days ago

Idl, I amy have to give this idea a try. I have a number of pieces with bark on about that size. Since I have the same lathe as you I should be able to gt through something.
Thanks for posting.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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ldl

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#5 posted 671 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

Grump it is 6”w x 3”h

Good Idea Kay. Takes a lady to bring out the decorating possibilities.

Chris, You really need to turn them wet if possible unless you have wood softer than hickory. I had a carbide cutter and it was still tough to turn. Good luck and glad this gave you some ideas.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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TxBudMan

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#6 posted 664 days ago

Looks fantastic. Did you seal it? If so, with what?

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ldl

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#7 posted 660 days ago

I haven’t sealed it yet just letting it acclimate inside for a while since it was already relatively dry to start with. I usually wait a few weeks before finishing so it will be dry enough. I have used the microwave on some bowls and put some in sawdust for a few months. I usually use the salad bowl sealant for those that may come in contact with food.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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