Natural edge bowls

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Project by Joedcatman posted 10-06-2010 04:22 AM 1768 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this wood from a fellow a few blocks from my house. It is Hawthorn. Turned it green and created a huge pile of yellow sawdust. It has a reddish bark and really rough. I put two coats of boiled linseed oil on it for now. So far it hasn’t cracked. Does anyone have any experience using this wood? It is new to me. I had not heard of it before.

Since you guys are so nice… I thought I’d add one more pic. Just so you know I have a sense of humor.

I call this squashed hot dog bun a “Self portrait” of its maker. Can you see the resemblance?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 05:04 AM

I’ve never turned any but I used to have to trim one. Long nasty thorns. I lived in Tacoma for many years, but I’m in the desert of California now.

-- -Willing to try

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 05:21 AM

Never heard of it here in Tennessee. Looks good.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 08:05 AM

Joe, looks like your wood turning is doing fine! Glad to see you having fun and I really like the live edge on the bowls too. Keep up the fine work!

-- $tudie

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 08:34 PM

hi like your sense of hummer cool picture is the camera still working ha ha
love the natural edge of your bowl
hawthorn it s grows every where here in Ireland all hedge s and ditch s are made with the horrible stuff you can t go near it in the summer time with the thorns the are about 3 inches long and if you get scratched with it the scratch will fester and take a long time to heal . i have turned it when it is dry it is very hard to turn but has a nice Gran
we make waking sticks with it in Ireland you cut it as low to the root as postal and get a natural curve in it
keep the bark on it and just sell it with sealer and varnish it all the old time farmers never when anywhere without there hawthorn stick and the came in handy as a weapon all-so
here is some website wit picture
or go into google and type in pictures of hawthorn walking stick it wil come up
hope this works and give you the information wanted.

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 09:55 PM

Darn! I didn’t get any of the small trimmings or I could have made me a cane or two. Gotta get a new camera too. Dang thing I have makes everything look old. Going shopping this afternoon, might get a new mirror too.

Thanks for the info. Cool website, bet the canes aren’t cheap in the US.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 04:47 PM

Love the live edge. And very interesting information about the Hawthorn tree and Irish Hawthorn walking sticks. I learn so much multi-cultural global stuff here on L/J. Thanks!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 07:08 PM

Well, I really like it because of it’s unique shape and the bark is really cool on it.

-- RStadler

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