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Spalted Hackberry

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I got this today along with a couple of nice goodies! The bowl is in decent shape. I think I'll stabilize it then finish it. It shouldn't require anything special other than that. It's certainly a keeper! Thanks Jerry. :)

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The bowl is awesome ... but that other piece of ebony or ironwood or whatever it is perhaps even better. You really scored with that mail.
 

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I got this today along with a couple of nice goodies! The bowl is in decent shape. I think I'll stabilize it then finish it. It shouldn't require anything special other than that. It's certainly a keeper! Thanks Jerry. :)

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It’s Desert Ironwood. Had to get rid of it as I might’ve wanted to do something with it. ....... Jerry (in Tucson)
 

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This little lovely finally got finished today. I didn't have to do much at all. Once I stabilized it, it was just a matter of trueing(?) everything back up. I left the foot on it to elevate it a bit in status. Now it thinks it's better than the rest of the bowls around it lol. I finished it with walnut oil.

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Barb, well done. I suppose the stabilizer cause the wood to really pop. The few pen bodies I made didn't really pop like your piece did. Again, well done..... Jerry (in Tucson)
 

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Barb, well done. I suppose the stabilizer cause the wood to really pop. The few pen bodies I made didn't really pop like your piece did. Again, well done..... Jerry (in Tucson)
Cut your pens at a 15 to 30 degree cross grain. That will help expose more color. About 2/3 of my hackberry blanks go in an arts and crafts bin for the wife to make other things out of because the color doesnt look like it will shine through.
 

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Very pretty bowl Barb. It looks like stabilizing spalted hackberry darkens it some. Those box lid panels I stabilized darkened some just like Barb's bowl. Still a really pretty, dramatic wood in my opinion.
 
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