Spalted LA bowl

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Project by Broda posted 10-01-2009 06:36 AM 1665 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is turned from spalted liquid amber (sweetgum). I turned this for my pops birthday. I’m still trying to figure out my light tent but the photos are getting better. the spalting is more dramatic in real life, you can’t really see it properly in the pics.

It’s 50mm deep by 140mm wide (about 2 inches by 5 1/2 wide)

finished with EEE Ultra Shine and Shellawax

thanks for looking
comments and critiques welcome

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#1 posted 10-01-2009 06:40 AM

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#2 posted 10-01-2009 07:05 AM

I do like this one.,. the spalting could have been more prominent.

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#3 posted 10-01-2009 08:05 AM

A very good birthday gift for your dad.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 10-01-2009 10:53 AM

there was more spalting towards the rim but I had an unplanned design change….
the patterns still look nice.
this has inspired me to spalt my own wood

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#5 posted 10-01-2009 06:32 PM

Nice turning. I really like the wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-02-2009 07:55 AM

Great turning. I’m sure your pops will be very happy with it.

Those mid process design changes can be a pain. Looks like you made a great recovery from it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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