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Fruit bowl from Jacaranda wood

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  • Fruit bowl from Jacaranda wood

    I got some Jacaranda pieces from my tree-trimmer friend, and after sealing them and letting them dry for about two years, I decided to turn one piece into a fruit bowl for my wife. Interestingly, like the camphor I've processed, the Jacanda didn't check or split noticeably during the drying. It turned nicely, and although it resembles ash, it is somewhat lighter in weight and not quite as hard. Picture and video link below - thanks for watching!

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    Bill in Buena Park

  • #2
    I like it, and it looks especially nice with the accent ring on top. I could barely see it but it does look great. I haven't tried that yet, but I do have the tool to do that, just not the skill.
    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


    • #3
      Thanks Hank, it was a fun turning, the wood cut nicer than the ash I've been turning lately.
      Bill in Buena Park


      • #4
        Nice bowl Bill. I have a few that I plan to turn in the next few weeks.

        Phoenix AZ - It's a dry heat

        We all make mistakes and I should know I've made enough of them


        • #5
          Thanks Jon. Make sure you post some photos, looking forward to seeing more of your work!
          Bill in Buena Park