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    Small Hackberry Bowl

    A lot of people don't like hackberry, but I do. It's an attractive wood and sells well. This particular bowl has some small knots on the lip that I left to give a bit more of a rustic look. I like the color of the wood. One thing that I have found out, by sheer accident is that if you keep the ends of the log sealed, the longer the log sits out in the weather the better the wood looks. It is a soft, fibrous wood and can be hard to get a smooth surface on but I think it is worth the effort. Just takes a bit more sanding to get there. I sealed the wood with my usual walnut oil and it was finished with about 4 coats of a 50/50 mixture of walnut oil and shellac. It's 9 1/2" in diameter, has a height of 3" with a depth of 2". Hope you like it.


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    Love Hackberry I used a lot of it to build benches with. Sure wish I would have kept some of the spalted scrap I had back then sadly I sent trailer loads of it out as scrap........
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    Mighty fine looking bowl. I like the wood.
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    Another nice looking bowl, Dave. Hackberry is one of the woods that take a beautiful spalt. Worth setting some aside to see the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Another nice looking bowl, Dave. Hackberry is one of the woods that take a beautiful spalt. Worth setting some aside to see the results.
    Yes indeed on both parts! Thanks for sharing Dave!
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    Nicely done, Dave.
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    good job man, keep them coming.

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    Thanks, guys! More is a'comin. Was mainly roughing out some cottonwood bowls today, but I also finished out a nice bodark bowl. Guess I might put it on. Why not?
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    Hackberry is one of my favorite woods to work with... you never know what you'll find inside. I have a whole tree laying outside my shop... just hope I can get to all of it before it rots. Hackberry bowls are some of my best sellers.
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    This bowl is why I love hackberry...perfect Dave!
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