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    hickory bowls

    Here are a couple of bowls i just about got finished.Still needs about 3 coats of laquar.They are about 6 1/2 x 21/2 finish is just sand to 800 then tripple E with the 3 coats of laquar to be added.Started saving my pennys for a new camera so one of these days maybe the pics will get better
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Here are a couple of bowls i just about got finished.Still needs about 3 coats of laquar.They are about 6 1/2 x 21/2 finish is just sand to 800 then tripple E with the 3 coats of laquar to be added.Started saving my pennys for a new camera so one of these days maybe the pics will get better
    Steve
    I guess this one was to big so i had to reduce it again.
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    Good-looking bowls, Stephen. How was the hickory to turn? Did you start with the wood green or dried?
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    Nice bowls, Stephen. Very pretty wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Good-looking bowls, Stephen. How was the hickory to turn? Did you start with the wood green or dried?
    Vaughn The hickory was still green tho it was cut about 3 months ago and sealed using some old kilz paint i had laying around.I tell ya what even tho it was still green it was still hard on the toolsI ruffed turned them to about 1 inch about 3 weeks ago then soaked in dna for 48 hours,brown baged them
    till this mourning when i finished turning.
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    Gord thanks. As i have mainly oak and hickory on my property with some dogwood and a few yellow pines that is what i pratice with.
    Steve

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    Steve the bowls are beauties. Nice form and finish.
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    Bernie thanks.i sure wish i had some nice walnut or cherry,or maybe some nice silver maple.O well free wood is free wood.
    Steve

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    Very nice indeed, you pictures don't do your bowls justice

    I bet that Hickory is hard stuff, does it have any smell as you turn it?

    Have you had a chance to turn any of the dogwood?

    I think.............. "think" that is a fairly prized turning wood over here, clear, straight grain with little in the way of color or pattern, they use it, IIRC to make the "Kokeshi" dolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Very nice indeed, you pictures don't do your bowls justice

    I bet that Hickory is hard stuff, does it have any smell as you turn it?

    Have you had a chance to turn any of the dogwood?

    I think.............. "think" that is a fairly prized turning wood over here, clear, straight grain with little in the way of color or pattern, they use it, IIRC to make the "Kokeshi" dolls.

    Cheers!
    Stuart thanks.As far as the pics i'm wanting to get a new camera,but as i'm a carpenter ,and the way the work has been lately, theres always something that needs my money first.
    No smell to the hickory to speek of. Ofcorse i've never nad a good sence of smell.
    As far as the dodwood you might have a different kind as ours is rairly stright ,and don't grow to be very big.I did turn a few pieces one being a burl that i posted last week.
    Steve

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