Turned Apple Vessel

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Project by Tbo posted 06-25-2009 09:18 PM 2088 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this vessel last weekend. The apple wood came from a tree cutter I know. It was very dry and had some beautiful knots and crevices in it but was also rotten down the core (ha). I wanted to be able to save the outer markings so I had to keep the piece thicker than I wanted to so that I didnt break through. Because the core was rotten I turned a mahogany base and collar as part of the piece after I hollowed it out. I thought it was looking more like an urn so I made a mahogany lid, the bottom pictured on one of the shots but my wife said no way, that she wanted it for a vase so the top was set aside. I still have about a four foot section of the wood left and am moving out of the rotten part so will try something new next time.

-- Tim, Colorado Springs

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 10:26 PM

Beautiful turning!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 12:09 AM

This is a beautiful piece. You photographed it well, too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 12:34 AM

Very nice turning, I love apple wood it has so many shades of color. Again, nice work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 12:36 AM

Beautiful wood in that vase. Looks great.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 02:32 AM

Hey, how come none of that apple made its way here? Nice jobTim.

-- Dale

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 04:00 AM

beautiful piece. thanks for the idea with the top and bottom. Fantastic turning!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 06-26-2009 04:04 AM

Hey tim
nice turning cool wood too.

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Bill Akins

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#8 posted 06-26-2009 05:27 PM

Great vase. I just acquird some apple and made my first apple bowl recently, great wood for turning.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#9 posted 06-26-2009 07:02 PM

Thanks for the comments. Dale I think we can swing a trade for some of that mulberry you have. Bill I would love to see your apple bowl. Tbo

-- Tim, Colorado Springs

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 09:21 PM


-- Leonard H.

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