Spalted Beech Sconce

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-01-2010 05:12 AM 1429 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I began wood turning 4 years ago, I hate to throw any wood away if it has a nice grain pattern. This sconce was made from a cut off from the cornter of a bowl blank that wound up on the band saw table. Rather than throw it in the burn barrel, I drilled some centers in it and fitted it for a glass sconce.

One picture was with a flash and one without. Anyway, I kept this pretty piece of wood from becoming ashes

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

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#1 posted 06-01-2010 05:41 AM

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#2 posted 06-01-2010 08:14 AM

Very nice save. Great shape. Love the grain also.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 11:15 AM

Nice piece. What kinda wood did you use? It looks like it is spalted.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 02:41 PM

I really like theses ‘cut’offs, gives more life.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 06-01-2010 02:51 PM

Nice sconce. now i know what to do with my scraps

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#6 posted 06-01-2010 04:07 PM

Nice craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 06-01-2010 04:32 PM

Hi Eagle1. It is beech wood that was from a big hollow tree which had the center eaten out by ants. It actually was spalted on the tree when it was cut down. It reminds me of the way a didgeridoo is made in Australia. The ants do the work of eating the center out of a small eucalyptus tree and it like finding a ready made instrument!

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

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#8 posted 06-01-2010 05:41 PM

That is a very pretty wood, good save.

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 07:17 PM

Nice work Jim

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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