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Honey Locust Shallow Bowl

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Project by lew posted 09-06-2013 12:55 AM 904 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some Honey Locust roughed out blanks drying for a couple of years and decided to see what one looked like when turned.

It has some interesting grain patterns including a little iridescence and some dark staining. Finished with the Ty Fine Finishes oil. The bowl is 11” in diameter and 1.5” high.

Going to be a present for the friend who gave me the oil.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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Roger

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#1 posted 09-06-2013 01:03 AM

That’s got some really nice grain. I have a Honey Locust growin in my yard. Hummmmmmmm, well, no, not ready to cut it down yet

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 09-06-2013 01:06 AM

a beautiful job lew, the wood is so warm and i think if i were to have any food on it,i would surely eat all my dinner just so i could see the clean plate and admire it…great job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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mmh

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#3 posted 09-06-2013 04:26 AM

That’s quite a handsome piece! I love the grain!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 09-06-2013 03:52 PM

Very pretty wood, and that piece sure shows it off. Very nice effect.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 09-06-2013 08:54 PM

Love the job you did on this. The coloration of the wood along the edge/rim is just fantastic.

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

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lew

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#6 posted 09-06-2013 11:17 PM

Roger- Thanks! The tree this came from was probably well over 150 years old. Hope you don’t have to wait that long!!

Bob- Thanks! I was thinking ice cream- that’s a food, right?!?

Meilie- Thanks! Wish there was a way to capture the 3-D effect on some of the grain.

Jim- Thanks!

Jay- Thanks! I didn’t notice the darker stain until after I started turning.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 09-07-2013 04:11 AM

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEt, lew!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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lew

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#8 posted 09-07-2013 10:25 PM

Thank You, Matt!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 09-08-2013 07:39 AM

Looks absolutely great.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 09-08-2013 01:53 PM

Thank You, John!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 09-08-2013 08:03 PM

Beautiful! Honey Locust is one of my favorite woods but the best I can do is about three inches. I envy you . . .

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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lew

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#12 posted 09-08-2013 08:36 PM

Doe- Thanks! The tree this came from was very old. It was near a house that was built in the 1800’s. I believe it was probably nearly that old.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 09-08-2013 09:50 PM

Beautiful Lew, what a life in that bowl, amazing how you got around the knot.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lew

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#14 posted 09-08-2013 10:09 PM

Thank You, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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