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Project by recycle1943 posted 03-05-2020 08:13 PM 992 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Perhaps a month or so ago wildwoodbybrianjohns asked somebody if they might be interested intrading some sycamore wood for some oilve wood. It’s almost common knowledge that I’ll trade things with anybody no matter where they live. Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Croatia are a few countries that I’ve traded with as well as here in the states.
Well, to shorten this up a little, Brian and I managed to get in touch with each other and he expressed a desire to get some sycamore as well as some other woods. I gathered a 20lb. plus bundle of sycamore, wormy chestnut, purple heart and maybe something else, I just don’t remember.
I mailed it off to him and he did likewise as soon as he could. My bundle of wild olive wood arrived

in short order and that same day I checked the moisture and cut some olive for my first walnut and olive bowl.

I coupled that with some walnut

and it was off to the RM
While that bowl was curing I decided to make one using the ancient olive wood with the rare and nearly extinct wormy chestnut.
Picture 3 above shows the pair and picture 4 & 5 is the chestnut/olive and picture 6 is the olive/walnut.
I’m not sure which is my favorite but the walnut has nearly been stolen twice probably because they hadn’t seen the second bowl yet.

At this point I have to offer my sincere thanks to Brian in Spain for the wild olive wood and I hope his stash gets released from customs in Madrid so he can have experience the same delight experiencing a new species of lumber. I can hardly wait to see his creations with it.

Thanks for looking at my newest creations.

-- 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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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 03-05-2020 08:26 PM

Absolutely stunning, Dick. Walnut and olive is quite a combo, perfect, really. I think you are the first to do so?

No doubt someone tried to steal this bowl. I am sure you will sell it real fast, unless you already have.

Congrats on your DT3, cause I know its coming.

Bravo, my friend.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 03-05-2020 08:33 PM

Thank’s Brian – You are probably right , walnut and olive. The olive and chestnut is attractive but almost chaotic – too much grain pattern – too much to look at.

I feel bad that you don’t have your package yet.

-- 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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anthm27

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#3 posted 03-05-2020 08:38 PM

Lovely combination Dick,
good trade mate to produce a marvelous piece.
Nice one.
Cheers
Anth
(Currently in Australia on the farm with Uncle RobCastle)

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 03-05-2020 08:43 PM

Thanks Anthony, I hope all is well in Australia. Sure would like to go fishing in your lake some day -

-- 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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oldrivers

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#5 posted 03-05-2020 10:33 PM

Excellent trade. Beautiful Bowl.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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poospleasures

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#6 posted 03-06-2020 12:09 AM

You are a man of the world. You always amaze me with your ability to come up with soo much good wood. That bowl is really nice. Grain is great. Congrats.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 03-06-2020 12:30 AM



Excellent trade. Beautiful Bowl.

- oldrivers


You are a man of the world. You always amaze me with your ability to come up with soo much good wood. That bowl is really nice. Grain is great. Congrats.

- poospleasures


Thanks guys

Vernon, both of these need higher resolution pictures – there’s too much to appreciate that you can’t see in the lower res. pictures

-- 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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MrWolfe

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#8 posted 03-06-2020 12:56 AM

Great bowl and that it came from a trade with a fellow lumberjock… FANTASTIC!!!
Kudos to you both. I think the combo is great too Dick.
Jon

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 03-06-2020 01:11 AM



Great bowl and that it came from a trade with a fellow lumberjock… FANTASTIC!!!
Kudos to you both. I think the combo is great too Dick.
Jon

- MrWolfe


Thanks Jon – it was pins and needles til I got one made with Brian’s wood

-- 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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Jerry

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#10 posted 03-06-2020 01:50 AM

WOW! Now those are really something. Fantastic!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 03-06-2020 01:55 AM

Thanks Jerry, Brian sent me some really nice lumber – I just shaped it

-- 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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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 03-06-2020 03:18 AM

Sweet, Dick! You may just be the shaper, but it’s still good work you did.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Oldtool

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#13 posted 03-06-2020 12:29 PM

Great looking bowls, that olive wood has some beautiful figure in it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 03-06-2020 12:38 PM


Sweet, Dick! You may just be the shaper, but it’s still good work you did.

- Dave Polaschek


Great looking bowls, that olive wood has some beautiful figure in it.

- Oldtool

Thanks guys
hard to believe how hard the olive is – it just laughed at 36 grit

-- 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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doubleDD

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#15 posted 03-06-2020 01:39 PM

Love the bowl Dick and most definitely like the trade off with another LJ. Honestly can say I never worked with olive wood.

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

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