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Thread: Spalted Hackberry

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    Spalted Hackberry

    On a Titanium gold 8mm Round Top Euro.
    I like to under turn the tenon to show a bit of the Gold Twist Holder Flange rather than hiding in behind the center band.
    Sanded to 400x, buffed with extra fine steel wool and applied 6 costs of MINWAX OMWB Polyurethane.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Spalted Hackberry is one of my most favorite woods to turn... recently got hold of about 1/2 a large tree that was knocked down in a wind storm... part of it lay in the field on wet ground and really got some nice spalting...

    oops, hit enter before I finished my statement.... love the pen Les....
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful pen and wood. Love spalted hackberry.
    Bernie W.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Another beauty, Les.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Hey...I saw a bowl like that somewhere! Really beauty Les!
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Very fine pens.
    I like hackberry also. Have made duck calls from it. The wood takes a nice finish with lots of chatoyance.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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