Turning Archive 2008

History of the Scarlett Oak Bowl *PIC*

Tony De Masi
>This is a Scarlett Oak bowl which measures 8 3/4 x 1 3/4. Finished with Minwax Antique Oil and then buffed.

The history of the wood is as such. The tree was planted in April of 1860 by the grandson of former President Andrew Jackson on the north grounds of the White House. The tree came down in a storm in late October of 2007 and I was fortunate enough to get some from the National Park Service at the White House.

I wouldn't say this is my best work but nothing I could have done would out do the provenance of the tree.

Some of you may remember a post a while back by Bill Grumbine about this same tree. I'm sure he will do it more justice than I can. At least until I get to take his turning class.


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