hackberry bowls

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Project by dean2336 posted 05-13-2013 01:49 PM 932 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these were turned out of spalted hackberry.finished with minwax furniture paste wax.
thank you.

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 02:18 PM

This is awesome!

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 05:21 PM

Very nice. I turned some spalted hackberry recently and it resulted in the fugliest bowl I’ve ever seen. It’s just not a very attractive wood to me. Turns nicely though.

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#3 posted 05-13-2013 07:36 PM

Nice turning, I see you had a few punky spots in there. Did you stabilize them anything? Hackberry is not the most interesting of woods but I kinda like the creamy butterscotch color. I guess it’s pretty common here in the south.


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#4 posted 05-13-2013 08:50 PM

Good looking bowl Dean – I happen to like the Hackberry, interesting color. I was also curious about the punky looking spots, did you use some CA glue to stabilize them?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 09:12 PM

Those are nice Dean.
You are getting really good at this.


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#6 posted 05-14-2013 11:47 AM

A bowl full o character. Very nice

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 05:17 PM

Well I thought I was the only one using spalted hackberry :) Nice set of bowls.

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#8 posted 06-29-2013 09:47 AM

Hackberry has become one of my favorite woods for turning because of the different “characters” it can display, especially in wood from older trees. This is a piece I turned from the base of a limb that fell off a huge old tree.
Note the tiger stripes as well as the spalting. The bowl was finished with 8 coats of tung oil.

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