Pecan Tree "turned" into a bowl

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Project by Nick_R posted 09-06-2013 09:37 PM 1769 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend brought me a pecan tree trunk from Georgia. It is the neatest wood I have seen. Lots of character and grain.. Nice to work with too.

After cutting it up with a chainsaw I pieced it out for boards and saved a few end cuts for bowls..

Thanks for looking!

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-06-2013 11:22 PM

Beautiful bowl you made, Nick. I love the grain pattern. I have gotten pecan from Arizona but it is not that nice looking!!It gets better looking the more I stare at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-06-2013 11:51 PM

Very nice bowl there Nick…You did an excellent job …

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 12:27 AM

Nice looking bowl,,,I’m making a sideboard out of pecan from a tree that fell during a hurricane 20 years ago here in NC. It’s nice looking wood, but hard as nails, very hard wood.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 03:39 AM

That’s one good looking bowl Nick! Beautiful grain, Grate job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 01:10 AM

That’s gorgeous! Love the color!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 02:06 PM

You are right. The grain has lots of character making the bowl beautiful and unique. I too love the color! The fact that your friend brought you the wood from Georgia, makes it even more special!

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 04:26 PM

Great looking bowl! Beautiful shape and the grain patterns look amazing and eye catching.

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