Spalted birch bowl

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Project by Homunculus posted 10-14-2014 05:17 PM 1029 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a fun one. I cut open a piece of birch firewood and liked the pattern so much I cut a blank out of it. After roughing it out and letting it acclimate/dry over the summer, I finally finished it yesterday. Sanded to 220, and finished with paste wax. Not a very durable finish but this is just going to be decorative, plus I wanted to try it out. Burnished the wax with 0000steel wool spinning at 2000rpm on the lathe, and buffed at the same speed with a clean cotton shop rag. The third shot is an extra piece of the birch log.

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#1 posted 10-25-2014 02:56 PM

Nice bowl. I love that spalted wood. I cannot throw away a pretty piece firewood either!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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