Wood Names, Very Misleading

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Project by Rockbuster posted 354 days ago 1208 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this on you tube the other day, and decided to make one of the bowls. I used Black Locust, and 75 year old Southern Yellow Pine. The pine came out of an old schoolhouse that they were remodeling here in Ft. Wayne The pine was 1” X 6”, and was used for door jambs in the old masonry walls of the school. Man, this stuff is harder than Chinese Rithmethic, I think that it is on it’s way to becoming petrified. I made the first bowl sorta like the video shows, and the other two came from the off cuts, just arranged differently. The misleading part here, is that the bright yellow wood is actually Black Locust, and the other darker wood is Southern Yellow Pine.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 354 days ago

Who would have known the pine could look that good. Outstanding job.

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#2 posted 354 days ago

Great looking pieces. They’re also misleading in the way that they age over time.

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#3 posted 354 days ago

They turned out real nice Don. I can see what you were saying about the misleading wood names.

Love em.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#4 posted 354 days ago

Very nice bowls. Great job on the glue-up as well.

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#5 posted 354 days ago

Very cool work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 353 days ago

They came out GREAT!

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#7 posted 353 days ago

That Is Just Cool!

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#8 posted 353 days ago

Those look very nice

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#9 posted 353 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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#10 posted 353 days ago

Thanks for all of the nice comments Lj’s

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#11 posted 353 days ago

Some fancy bowls. Nice aged yellow pine.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#12 posted 353 days ago

These look sweet Don! Reminds me of Christmas Candy! Nice work!

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#13 posted 350 days ago

Very pretty bowls! Like the attractive wood combo and cool patterns. Great work!

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#14 posted 338 days ago

Well done, and thank you for sharing the video link. I’ve got this on my very long list of things to do.

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

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