Pecan Bowl

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 02-10-2013 02:18 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, it’s been quite a while since my last post. My consulting business has kept me busy, along with a new hobby business: gunsmithing! I am working on my requisite certifications, licenses, and whatnot hoping to launch in the first quarter. It will be a good mix of my mechanical abilities (I am a Mechanical Engineer by training) and woodworking on stocks. Anyway, here is a pecan bowl made from a newly felled tree with sentimental value to my client’s family. It was GREEN when I got the logs and my clients hoped to have it before Christmas. (It is late). I decided to use Pentacryl to treat this one, since pecan has a bad habit of cracking severely, especially at the knotty spots. The plan worked great, except the drying took a bit longer than we had hoped. It was worth the wait, I think. It is 12” in diameter and about 4” tall.

Stay well!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 03:45 PM

Very nice bowl. Did you notice that there is a mummy’s head inside the bowl wearing sunglasses on the first pix?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 05:13 PM

Beautiful piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 05:52 PM

I agree, nice work. You must be busy…NO inlay…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 06:02 PM

That’s a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 02:48 PM

Amazing bowl! Love the shape and great finish which really made the wood grains pop.

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 03:00 AM

Beautiful!! Love the Wood and Finish!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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