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Last of the Bowls & Some Letter Openers

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Project by JohnGreco posted 11-22-2012 12:13 AM 938 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last of the bowls that I made from the St. Peter’s church 250+ year old Horse Chestnut. There were a few I didn’t take pictures of, just not enough time to get them all. Tung oil finish on the bowl and letter openers.

Am finishing up a cross now, hope to get a shot of that posted by next week. Thanks for looking.

-- John





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#1 posted 11-22-2012 12:21 AM

Very beautiful wood, and projects as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 11-22-2012 12:39 AM

Thanks, Roger!

-- John

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 02:33 AM

Great looking bowl, really nice the way the grain is showing. Neat looking letter openers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 03:30 AM

Thanks, Bob! I love the spalting this piece had to offer.

-- John

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#5 posted 11-22-2012 05:29 AM

Wow the’re great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 02:15 PM

Thanks, Jim!

-- John

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 02:44 PM

That’s a really eye-catching bowl, John. I love the grain pattern.

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

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 03:05 PM

Thanks, Murch!

-- John

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#9 posted 11-22-2012 06:52 PM

Beautiful piece of horse chestnut ! How hard is that stuff ? Is it nice to turn ? Any smell ? We have a red horse chestnut but I doubt I can get permission to cut it down !!

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

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#10 posted 11-23-2012 12:46 AM

Thanks, Dwight! Pretty soft and light. Difficult to turn mostly because of the rot the tree had, made it rather crumbly even with carbide tools. It wanted to tear more than slice.

-- John

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#11 posted 11-23-2012 03:17 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

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