Spalted maple bowl

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Project by ericspaw posted 08-26-2018 11:16 PM 827 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother in law was complaining about a tree he took down a couple years ago and was waiting for his neighbor to take it away. It’s a silver maple, but it may be getting rotten he said. Hmm rot=spalt, so here is a sample of things to come. I’ve been concentrating on turning for the last year doing a bowl every week or two. This is finished in teak oil. My wife was not too happy when I explained the holes were from bugs.

-- I keep cutting and it is still too short.

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#1 posted 08-27-2018 02:07 AM

That is crazy ate up with spalt. Usually when they get that much they are also getting punky. Nice rot. I’d say you caught that just about right. So it had bugs too?

Nice bowl, thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-27-2018 02:20 AM

Great bowl. Get all of that wood that you can! Nature did a beautiful job on it!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 08-27-2018 02:51 PM

That is some really awesome. It sure makes for a super looking bowl.

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#4 posted 08-27-2018 05:08 PM

Very pretty. It will make a nice centerpiece for a dried flower arrangement!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 08-27-2018 05:58 PM

very nice bowl

-- bambi

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#6 posted 08-27-2018 10:06 PM

AAHH!!! Don’t you just love Nature!!!? Beautiful piece. Unique and special!
The Bootman!

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