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Thread: Wormy Persimmon Bowl

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    Wormy Persimmon Bowl

    Just a simple bowl and it is about 8-1/2" wide and about 4" tall. Turned from a piece of wormy persimmon, sanded just enough to remove tool marks, and then soaked in two heavy coats of antique oil. The worm hole edges are lightly torched and I branded the rim.



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    Wow, that must have been interesting to turn. I am a sucker for worm holes. Thanks for sharing

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    ....uh...hate to tell ye this....but that won't hold water.

    Beautifully done. Takes a turner to see beauty in what others would consider waste wood.

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    Yep, that one you will have to eat your ice cream REAL fast

    What a beauty, only a turner could look at that wormhole filled chunk of wood and think "WOW, that could be really nice!"

    Love the hole and edge treatment too.
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    Thats a beauty! How was that persimmon to turn BTW? Was it green or dry?

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    I love it! I think it looks great. You really showed off well nature at its best.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    How was that persimmon to turn BTW? Was it green or dry?
    This was bone dry and was like an Oklahoma dust storm in my shop while turning... I've only turned a couple of small pieces of green persimmon and it turned really well for me.
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    Well, it will not hold soup but it will sure look good leaking....

    Nice work!!
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    Mark, the branding and slight torch really set off the edges of the holes and rim. Great contrast! Well Done
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    Two words:

    Worm Condo



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