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Thread: Ponderosa Pine bowl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah

    Ponderosa Pine bowl

    I haven't turned much pine and after turning this I'm not sure if I'll turn much more. But this sure made my garage smell good while I was working on it. This bowl is Ponderosa Pine, 11.5" x 2.5" and finished with Briwax. The dark areas in the grain are some kind of resin, very hard, and somewhat translucent. The wood came from a tree in our town that was in the yard of an old landmark home that was recently torn down for "progress". The owners have asked me to make a few things for them from the wood. After turning a few things from this sticky, gooey wood I know why you don't see a lot of pine turnings.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    I have only turned a couple of bowls of pine. Yours is a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    It looks like what we call pitch pine. Full of resin and really messes the lathe and tools up though as you said the smell is great. I have turned it once. hat was enough though I do turn other pines as it is readily available recycling things. Very soft and tends to rip a lot.

    The bowl has to be worth the effort this once, it is a lovely graining in it and the simple shape lets the wood speak for itself.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Schenectady, NY
    Beautiful Curt !
    Don Orr

    Woodturners make the World go ROUND

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Looks good from here, Curt. Even though it's not wood you're likely to turn in the future, I'm sure this bowl will be special to the owners of the tree.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Beautifull bowl Curt well done

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