Rotten Stump

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Project by GMatheson posted 05-18-2010 09:40 PM 2999 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Driving home I see this big stump of some kind of mystery tree…. at least a 4 foot cube of half rotten perfection… so i picked up a smaller piece and brought it home. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to go back and rescue the big chunk. The bowl is roughly 6”x4”.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 05-18-2010 09:47 PM

Yep, that was worth the effort. Beautiful bowl.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 09:56 PM

Cool wood, I would defiantly make something of that.

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 10:34 PM

cool find. I have some spalted maple that has similar tones that I can see from pic 5.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#4 posted 05-18-2010 10:44 PM

I was thinking maple too…looks like it was “birdseying”? Nice grab!

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 10:47 PM

Very lucky find !! Nice figure in the bowl : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 12:45 AM

Wow! Nice find. Most people step over this kind of stuff but someone with sawdust in their veins will cut it open and see what is inside. Nice bowl.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 02:43 AM

These are some of my favorite postings…. finding rough lumber, sawing it up and making something beautiful.
Nicely done !

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 02:48 AM

Some great hidden treasures


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#9 posted 05-19-2010 04:05 AM

Very nice find and great bowl you made from it. That is the best way go get your supply of wood. It’s everywhere!!!!!!!
Only Mother Nature can make that design, too.

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

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#10 posted 05-19-2010 09:22 PM

Did you have to cut it or was it just lying there? AWESOME find!! (And bowl!)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 05-19-2010 11:15 PM

How did you know there was this cool bowl inside? Lucky you didn’t mess it up when you cut open the chunk!
Nice one man!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 08-07-2010 07:50 AM

Amazing how a piece of rotten wood can become a wonderful piece of art. The bowl looks like it’s made of agate. Quite beautiful.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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