Black Locust Dump Stump find.

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Project by Walrusbill posted 01-08-2019 10:06 PM 884 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some Black Locust logs at the dump. Looked like discarded firewood, free, so I put on the lathe. Wow, it was very hard and knarley, but after stabilizing the knots with ca glue, and some internal bark, finished it with beeswax and mineral oil. Well worth it.

-- Pounded Thumb Creations

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#1 posted 01-08-2019 10:24 PM

Bet it looks even better in real life. One wouldn’t have imagined it by looking at what you started with.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-08-2019 10:52 PM

i tell ya some of the most beautiful turnings come from some of the ugliest wood,and this is one of em.nice work,and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 01-09-2019 12:20 AM

Whoa – way too nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-09-2019 02:37 AM

Nice work, recovering beauty from the dump.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 01-09-2019 03:54 AM

Hidden beauty hiding at the dump. Great job and nice save.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 01-09-2019 04:43 AM

Beautiful grain. The bowl is an excellent job, well done. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 01-09-2019 11:03 AM

Forrest Gump wood to be sure. Never know about the center till you take that first bite.

Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 01-09-2019 04:09 PM

Beautiful bowl. Must have been wonderful discovering how it was going to look and you took it down with the gouge. Either you turn out something beautiful like this, or it falls apart and goes back to being firewood. Great job on this. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 01-09-2019 09:39 PM

Thanks for all the comments, glad I found this website

-- Pounded Thumb Creations

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