Buckeye Bullseye!

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Project by wooded posted 01-12-2014 01:15 AM 1584 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to show all of you this Buckeye I found the other day at the wood store. Shows my ignorance but I didn’t have a clue what it was…......Guess pen makers use it alot. It is extremely dry and the waste during turning was pretty much like dirt. I think it is beautiful when finished and will look for some more of it. This one is about five inches in diameter. Thanks for looking…..... ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 01:47 AM

That is a beautiful piece. There are many a pen maker and call maker that are probably saying bad things about you right about now :-) for getting that beauty. That is a favorite wood for both to turn.

-- Tommy,

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 02:25 AM

Great looking piece. It almost looks like it is ceramic instead of wood. Awesome job.

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 05:54 AM

Very nice! I like this style of bowl that you make. The grain is amazing.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 11:49 AM

Don’t know buckeye? You mustn’t be from Ohio. I haven’t turned it either. I like the shape of your form, particularly the concave aspect of the top.

-- Glen

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 12:00 PM

Beautiful piece.

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 12:27 PM

That is a really beautiful piece, both wood and workmanship.
Thanks for showing.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 02:12 PM

Nice wood and bowl.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 02:43 PM


-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 01-14-2014 12:58 AM

Very Nicely done, Buckeye is one of my favorite woods to turn, but it can be difficult to find in my neck of the woods. That gray color is unique and really shows off the eyes when finished. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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#10 posted 01-14-2014 02:08 PM

That’s a honey!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 01-16-2014 04:43 AM

Thanks All, ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#12 posted 01-16-2014 02:45 PM

Gorgeous piece! Love the colors and figures, they look stunning with your great finish. Great job!

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