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See what Lou Pignolet is turning!

Sat, November 14, 2020 12:54 PM | Kathy Fox-Weinberg (Administrator)

European buckthorn is beautiful wood, although hated for its invasive perseverance. This small crotch was turned yesterday (end-grain) along the axis of the main log. This gives an interesting winged bowl that contains the piths or centers of all three branches. The bowl has a maximum diameter of 12" from wing tip to wing tip, 6" high, and 1/4" wall thickness. I love experimenting with different ways to turn unusual pieces of wood. If you are interested in details about the turning of this bowl, go to my blog post:

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