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    Can I do a wood gloat?

    A few months ago the preacher at my wife's church (I guess mine too since I go wherever she does) dropped off a few logs at my shop... I did an urn and a couple of "hurricane" lamps from some of the wood... the wood was gorgeous... spalted hackberry. I had an offer from a guy at the local art show I did this past weekend of a couple of pecan logs... so I went to pick them up yesterday and since I was half way to his house, called the Reverand and asked if he had any more of the Hackberry.... he did and said come on and get it... this is what I got.... the raw wood looks like it's not much good, but when you cut it open, it's nicely spalted and will turn some nice bowls... Click image for larger version. 

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    These are the pieces I cut from the original... the new stuff isn't quiet so spalted and doesn't have the grey and green colors, but still beautiful wood. Click image for larger version. 

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    Chuck
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    I get lucky and fall into that sort of thing once in awhile, Chuck. But not nearly as often as when I lived in Ohio! That Hackberry is beautiful! And Pecan looks good when it spalts too!
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    One word Beautiful Chuck. I love the spalted look and like your lamps even more. Great use of free wood and showing the hidden beauty.
    cheers

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    I'd bet there's plenty of wood to be gotten in the northeast right now as well...
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    the bowl turners will be stocked with enough blanks to last them till 2634.

    every piece you do chuck is a work of art.
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    That's beautiful, congratulations! Definitely worth a gloat. When I get older, I'm going to do work like that too.
    Cheers,
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    Thanks guys... always makes you feel good when your contemporaries admire and praise your work.

    I got most of the hackberry split... it's pretty... here's a few pieces... Click image for larger version. 

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    My wife took the pictures... I think she got more excited than I did when I started opening the logs up... I'll work up most of this into bowl blanks over the next few days, some will be pepper mills and maybe a few hollow forms and a couple more of the lamps.
    Chuck
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    Chuck now that looks good. That's a super gloat from where i sit. Where do ya get them lamp kits if you don't mind me asking. I can see me doing a few of them. Great job by the way on all.

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    That's some nice stuff Chuck.

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    Nifty wood, that's a gloat for sure!

    I like the urn like doodad a lot, really brings out the grain and texture of the wood nicely.

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