pin oak bowls

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Project by Darell posted 04-13-2011 06:36 PM 2041 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These bowls are made from a pin oak tree that was cut down at my mom’s place. The logs sat on the ground for over a year with the end grain down which I believe led to the spalting. The first bowl is 3 3/4” x 6 1/4”. It shows some very interesting grain. Finished with three coats of wiped on shellac and all three stages of the beal buffing system. The second bowl is 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”. It too shows spalting but deep inside, shown in the final two pics you can see some truly awsome figured grain. It wraps around itsself like some of that folded Christmas candy you see at the holidays. This bowl is finished with Mylands.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 07:03 PM

I really like these bowls. I’m not familiar with the beal buffing system, but I like the results. It’s hard to believe all of this wood came from the same tree with all the variation in grain and color.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 09:26 PM

Gorgeous turnings, nice design and finish.

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

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 10:16 PM

hi very nice bowls fantastic grain great finish i really like them

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 10:57 PM

These came uplovely Darell, my Daughter has some Pin oaks growing on her block, might sugest they need “thinning out” you got a nice finish with the shellac realy pops the grain, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 05:46 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. I appreciate your taking the time to look and comment.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 05:52 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for the spalting tip my Pin Oak Tree in the back yard is showing signs of the end.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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