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    Box Elder firewood

    What do you do with Hollow forms? I had Hollow form on my mind when I saw this chunk of firewood, but I wish I had turned it into a bowl instead... Just couldn't let this chunk of Box Elder go up in smoke...




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    Box Elder firewood

    WOW,beautifull piece.

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    Very pretty!

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    Very nice Bill, I really like the way you hi-lighted the grain with the red marker... Really makes it pop!

    All kidding aside, Very striking piece of wood and nice HF.
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    That's a verrrry nice piece of flame box elder... what to do with it.... just set somewhere so you can see it every day.. what is your finish on the piece??

    I just picked up a few chunks last week.. the tree trunk was about 10 ft long x about 25-30 inches diameter...not quite as much flame in mine, but enough..... I'm working on my first two bowls from the wood...it's so green I get a water line across the shop floor about 5 feet long.
    Chuck
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    Hollow Forms are for OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH's and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH's

    Great job!

    Bruce
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    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    [QUOTE=Chuck Ellis;157948]what is your finish on the piece??

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    As usual Wipe-on Poly A friend cut down a Box Elder tree Last Summer and sent the chunks over the hill. Didn't see much Flame but I suspect this summer there will be some Spalting so I plan to visit and do some slecting of the goods....

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    Sorry Bill but that is a beauty. Not sure a bowl would do it. Well done.
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    Thanks... I use a lot of W/O Poly... nice to know that someday I might get mine to look like yours. I haven't tried a true hollow form yet, now that I have a good supply of box elder, might have to try it.. after it drys a little more.. It's very wet still and I get a good soaking when I turn it.
    Chuck
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    Well Done Chuck. I agree that the HF looks great and some of the character might have been lost with a bowl.
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