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Project by woodworkerscott posted 01-13-2013 03:03 PM 592 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have some spalted hackberry sitting around and thought it would make for an interesting staved vessel. This is the second staved vessel attempt. I left this one open due to the pretty grain configuration. It has some worm channels in it that adds to the uniqueness.
Thanks for viewing.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof





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cosmicturner

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 04:04 PM

It is beautiful I really like spalted wood natural art…nice work…

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 04:15 PM

Super looking vessel

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 05:08 PM

Very nice : ) What size is it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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woodworkerscott

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 05:20 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

It’s around 5-1/2 tall, and almost 5 wide.

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 05:46 PM

Nice dimensions ..thanks : )

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 08:03 PM

Dare I to ask what Hackberry is?

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 10:42 PM

Beautiful wood working and the wood is to die for. Nice job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 03:19 PM

Nice vessel! I have a bunch of hackberry I’ve been letting spalt for about 6-8 mos. now. just cut some bowl blanks last weekend, I’ll be posting some pics as soon as they’re finished. I never thought of hack berry as a pretty wood, but it sure spalts and turns nice!

Natalie, Hackberry is a hideous looking tree from the outside, but internally it can be very pretty. it does tend to rot rather quickly though, so you gotta catch it at just the right time!

-- Gridlockd

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 07:15 PM

I love it….......Great grain pattern…..only nature can create such beauty!!

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

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 07:43 PM

Very nice, I like the grain in hackberry

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 02:59 PM

What a lovely wood. Nicely turned piece, too.

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 03:41 PM

Wow!!! that is beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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woodworkerscott

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#13 posted 01-16-2013 10:47 PM

Thanks for the kind words.
This was a little challenging due to the soft spots in it. I am guessing it was from the spalting process and there was some deterioration occurring in the wood cell structure.
Fun anyway.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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