Saved from the firewood pile

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Project by emetric posted 10-02-2012 05:12 PM 1251 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I discovered this little gem inside a piece of firewood one day while cooking on my smoker. I turned this with the easy wood tools. I started this several months ago but it wasn’t going as expected so I set it aside for a while. While having trouble with another piece a friend showed me how to use the round nose scraper (I am still a newbie) so I tried it on this piece and was finally able to finish. This item is very small but the wood looked so awesome that I had to do something with it besides burning it. I guess I could use it on my desk to hold paper clips. I am really happy with the way it came out. The curly stringy grain lines and the unfinished edges and inclusions are so cool looking . I think my favorite part is the bottom though. Well I hope you all enjoy the posting, feel free to leave a comment.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 10-02-2012 05:27 PM

Great bowl!!!
just remember, when working with unstable wood…the slower the tool advance rate, the better….

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

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#2 posted 10-02-2012 08:45 PM

Effortlessly gorgeous bowl!

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#3 posted 10-02-2012 08:57 PM

Nice bowl! Worth the save!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 09:07 PM

Nice find on the wood. It looks like Spalted Maple with some burl in it.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 10-03-2012 03:18 PM

It’s actually Florida scrub oak. I picked up the log while cooking and the string like grain grabbed my attention, so I turned it!

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#6 posted 10-03-2012 03:41 PM


Very pretty.

-- just rjR

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#7 posted 10-03-2012 03:44 PM

Wow what a find! The grain is outrageously nice for oak. This is NYAPW!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 10-03-2012 08:03 PM

NYAPW? Perhaps…..... “not your average piece of wood”??? Pardon my ignorance but, what does it mean?

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#9 posted 10-04-2012 03:22 AM

Good save. Sad to think pieces like this get burned every day . . .

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

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