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I attended the So Cal Turner's Expo in Orange County, CA, in July. The Expo was a disappointment (focus was really pen turning), but I loved the tables of "found" wood laid out by OriginalFrisby (frisbystuff.com). He has collected driftwood, and other found wood, along the west coast for years and is now selling some of it. I bought 2 pieces of drift wood from him. This is the 2nd piece. I post the 1st one about a week ago. You can see the piece as I bought it in the last photo. I have no idea what the wood species is. It may be manzanita from a burn area in the Sierra's that washed out to sea. I wanted to preserve as much of the ocean-worn character as possible, so I found an orientation that let it sit as stable as possible, then hollowed out the top to display the interior. I applied finish only to the turned portion and left the rest unfinished.

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That is a really nice piece. Looks like just the thing that would fit in with our country chic theme in the house.

I have way too much, what some folks would call "carpentry" (building cabinets and framing) on the to do list at present but maybe one of these days I might dabble a bit into the more artistic arena.
 

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that certainly isn't pen turning but a darn nice fruit bowl
 

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very cool,that wood just glows with beauty !
 

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Nice bowl and a great idea. Gives me some thoughts for a piece of driftwood I have been hoarding for years and never had an idea what to use for.
I have way too much, what some folks would call "carpentry" (building cabinets and framing) on the to do list at

- W2Woodworks
W2W, I have built literally hundreds of cabinets, if you wanted to start a thread on how your making yours, I would be glad to contribute if you need any help.
 

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Beautiful!
Nice work and nice touch to leave Mother Nature's work- great collaboraton.
 

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Beautiful work keeping the nature but also accentuating the beauty.
 
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