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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Krum Texas

    A couple turnings

    The spalted bowl is some wood I found not long ago. I have no idea what it is.

    The bowl with the base is flamed box elder that I bought a couple years ago and forgot about it.

    The log/vase was just me having a little fun. Thought it would look cool. The log had some deep cracks that I was not able to turn out of it. I hollowed it for the practice, shot a little lacquer on it and took the picture. I may go back later and sand and finish it. Going to let it dry a while first.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice work, Shane. I like all three of them, but the footed bowl and log/vase really catch my attention. Good stuff...thanks for posting the pics.
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    That Log Vase sure is an interesting concept.

    Those colors came out just from the wood itself? Nice...

    I like that Spalted bowl. For some reason, I still think of this art has having a 'utilitarian' function, so I could see that shape being a nice one for popcorn, watching a dvd on the couch...
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  4. #4
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    Jul 2008
    Krum Texas
    Thanks Vaughn.

    Thanks for the comments. As far as the spalted bowl, well like most of the stuff I turn the shape just presented itself. There was a bunch of punky wood I was attempting to get rid of and this is how it "turned" out.

    The cedar didn’t have much heart wood. I wanted the whole vase portion to be red but it would have gotten way to small if I had kept going.

  5. #5
    Nice bowls! The first one looks like some pecan I turned recently; it's very prone to spalting.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great looking pieces. I like the last two.
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  7. #7
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    Aug 2008
    orlando, FL
    Beautiful bowls/vase. The cedar one takes it for me.
    There are no mistakes in woodworking until you run out of wood.

  8. #8
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    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Shane, the log vase is quite an idea. I like it. Keep them coming.

  9. #9
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    Jul 2008
    Krum Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    Nice bowls! The first one looks like some pecan I turned recently; it's very prone to spalting.

    Now that you say it, I have to agree it is in fact Pecan. I have a ton of pecan (all of it now spalted) I got this blank confused with another that I roughed out around the same time. The found blank is still on the shelf, roughed out and waiting to be finished.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    Very nice work, Shane.

    I have to say that the log vase is my favorite just because it is so unusual and because I like rustic. that's a neat concept, too.

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