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Mother Nature turned the inside, I turned the outside.....

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Project by hunter71 posted 01-16-2014 12:17 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mother Nature turned the inside, I turned the Outside and my wife added the Long leaf Pine rim. I recently cut down a Red Oak that had a limb that had been hollowed out by whatever critters had lived there. It was just to tempting not to chuck it up in my lathe and see what was under the bark. The inside is just as nature had made it except for the rim where I turned it smaller to accept the Pine Needle rim. I drilled 3/16 holes 1/2” apart around the rim for the woven natural pine needles. The outside is nothing special except what I found under the bark, beautiful grains in several directions and natural voids that came into view. For a base I used a simple Walnut disc with a small detail. The joint venture was a first for my wife and I on such a project. She makes baskets from Long Leaf Pine and jewelry, might be the start of something new for us.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.





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davidmackv

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#1 posted 01-16-2014 12:26 PM

I have a black walnut tree I cut down hollowed out just like that.

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 01:43 PM

Now that looks Cool!!

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 02:04 PM

Now that’s cheating, but I would take it any day. Good thinking and nice work.

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 03:23 PM

I like it Very well done

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 04:19 PM

nice job there Hunter.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 05:28 PM

IF Chuck likes it you know it is FINE!

Another dose for my humility!

Great job and nice curve to get wife to quit complaining about the “sawdust”.

Great idea and great work!

-- just rjR

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 05:51 PM

That log had lots of possibilities. You picked a good one…..................

-- mike...............

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Roger

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 01:15 AM

This is bizarre kool. WowZa!!

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

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 04:03 AM

G’Day Doug, That’s one fine collaboration by yourself and your good lady…...

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 01-18-2014 02:33 AM

Nice turning Doug.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 03:55 PM

Wonderful piece! Gorgeous wood, it’s beautiful inside and out. The woven pine needles are great accents. Great job to both of you!

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