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Sorry for the error it was DannyBoy who wanted to know about hackberry. Didn't mean to rename him!
 

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As my kids would say: That is hackin' sweet…
 

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Good looking vase. The hackberry is beautiful. Tell mom Happy Birthday for me :)) 80 is quite a milestone.
 

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Very pretty, very nice shape and color.
 

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This is a beautiful vase. The details of the wood are really interesting.

Thanks for the post.
 

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That is one sweet vase. The grain is just stunning. The finish looks perfect. What did you use?
 

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Hello Jeff;
--this one caught my eye and,....I had to take some time, to stop and stare//admire, your version of 'wood art'....

I like the vase and your interpretation of bringing out the 'spalt' in the wood! And so I'm also wondering as to what kind of finish you have used on the wood?

Thank you for sharing this one with us here at LJ.
GODSPEED,
Frank
 

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Very nice looking vase Jeff. It has to be one of the best I've seen here. Thanks for posting it.
 

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Jeff that looks awesome I'm sure you mon will love it.
 

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thanks for the positive comments. This was one of the first trees that we took down prior to building the house. I cut it up in chunks and let it sit for just a little over 2 years before using any of it. Sanded up to 220 grit, two coats of thin CSA glue and then sanded back up to 400 grit. Wiped on three coats of BLO and let it dry real well. Cranked the lathe up to highest speed it would go and buffed with wood shavings. Added a coat of paste wax and ran it through all three parts of the beall wheel. Finishing work took longer than actual turning.
 

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Nice looking vase.
 

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Gorgeous! I love natural edge turnings like this. Always makes me wish I had a lathe.
 

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I have never seen that wood before. Very cool.
 

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Very nicely done! Isn't it wonderful how a piece of scrap wood can become art? And you can touch it too!!
 
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