Grand Fir bowl

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Project by MonteCristo posted 06-11-2012 03:25 AM 1425 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most people around here call this tree “Balsam Fir” but I am pretty sure it is more correctly a “Grand Fir”. When crushed in your hand, the needles give off a beautiful scent. This piece comes from a pretty big tree (2ft+ at the butt, 90+ ft tall), big at least by current standards. I chose an area where there were quite a few big branches all at the same height on the trunk, so there is a lot going on within the piece.

Grand Fir seem to get sick easily for some reason and some claim they don’t even make good firewood, but I think this bowl shows that one can make something pretty nice even from a lowly softwood.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 06:28 AM

Fine looking bowl. Well worth the effort.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 09:06 PM

Very nice bowl! It will make a nice addition to any room you use it in.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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