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The log that wouldn't be a bowl

05-20-2020 01:17 AM by Brit | 23 comments »

A few months before the lockdown, I was driving through the New Forest National Park where I live and saw a tree that had been cut into sections after it fell across the road. Naturally I did what any woodworker would do, slammed on the brakes, popped the boot and heaved a section of the trunk into my Jeep. When I got home I painted the ends with PVA and it has been sitting under my workbench ever since. I finally decided to see what I could do with it, so I sawed off the two ends to leave me with a nice piece from which I could fashion a couple of bowls. It was at this point that I noticed the spalting that ran through the log. I’ve never worked with spalted wood before,...

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