Journey into Woodturning #21: Spalted Ambrosia Maple Fruit Bowl!

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 10-20-2020 02:11 PM 729 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Exotic Wood Koozie! Part 21 of Journey into Woodturning series Part 22: LSD on Bloodwood! »

Spalted Ambrosia Maple, just saying it sounds fancy. Maple is a nice wood. Ambrosia Maple is special. Spalted ambrosia maple is beautiful. Wood grain in general is like a fingerprint of a piece of art. When the fingerprint becomes a tattoo of art unto itself, it’s more than the signature of the piece. It takes on another look, feel, persona, gesture, ambience… beauty.

I knew going into the piece it would be shallow and probably a fruit bowl, but I did not see this wood turning out so amazing. Also, I learned a little more about the kind of wood. Boring beetles make the extra look of the wood. When the tree closes and repairs the holes, it creates the incredible lines through the grain. Spalted, is another term discovered. I’m learning all the time and having fun along the way.

Here is this week’s video: Spalted Ambrosia Maple Fruit Bowl!

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