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    A bowl and a vase

    The first one is a vase from a piece of spalted hackberry my dad gave me this past weekend. 6.5" H X 6.5" W. The second is sort of a NE from what I think sycamore that I found along the side of the road. 4.5"H X 7"W. Both finished with 2 coats of Minwax toungue oil finished. I think the hackberry vase needs more of a gloss finished? Comments and critques incouraged. Jeff
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Bowl 15 KS Hackberry.jpg   Bowl 13 IA Sycamore.jpg  

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    Man, that is some wildly spalted wood there!!! Nice pieces, Jeff...

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    Great pieces Jeff. Boy does that wood in the first picture talk. Wow that is some spalting.
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    Will a simple "WOW!" cover it? Both excellent. And free wood, the best kind, to boot. Hackberry can often give a deep, chatoyant, finish when polished.
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    Nice pieces! That spalted Hackberry is just WOW!

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    Thanks everyone. I wish I had a better camera/photography talent as the hackberry does have some great spalting...my dad has a whole tree worth of it, but I only took one smaller log Although he is bringing more at the end of the month when my parents visit.

    It is also my first end grain bowl, and I have to say is it harder to get a smooth finish. I forgot while sanding it on the lathethat the grain was not the same as a cross cut bowl. I spent more time hand sanding than I ever have on a bowl.

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    Nice forms... Nature paints pretty cool.
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    Jeff, that hackberry is really something. I like the other bowl also. That's my son, as we Dads often say.

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    Great job on both pieces, Jeff. I've seen spalted, and I've seen SPALTED, but that hackberry is SPALTED! And I like the fact that you turned it end grain, so the spalt lines run vertically.
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    Jeff, those are really really great!

    Hey Wayne, one heck of a kid you got there (as one Dad to another)

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