Mystery wood bowl

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Project by Woodknack posted 09-25-2013 05:55 PM 1480 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found in the woods and from the bark thought it was oak, planned to make some handles, but it’s not oak. Might be hackberry? In any case I used one of the half rounds to make a small bowl, finished in Odies Oil. There was a surprise knot that adds a bit of character. I’ll keep it for my keys and pennies.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 06:27 PM

Nice bowl, Rick!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 08:02 PM

It will make a great key bowl and more. It does have some interesting looking grain.

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

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 10:01 PM

Rick; the grain really stands out in your bowl. Nice piece.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 04:43 PM

Good looking bowl! Like the shape and the wood has pretty grain patterns and finish. Well done!

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 05:49 PM

Thanks everyone. Wish I had more of that wood.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 04:49 AM

It might be the light it was taken in, but it looks persimmon. If it that sort of gold color it probably is. If it’s closer to white than yellow and got really hard after drying it could be hackberry. Persimmon still turns well when dry. Polishes up wonderfully too.

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#7 posted 03-09-2014 08:01 AM

Yeah the color is off in that picture, should be more of a light tan. It’s heavier than the silver maple bowls that are about the same size. It went slightly oval over the winter.

-- Rick M,

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