Spalted maple dish

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Project by Rustic posted 04-05-2019 10:57 PM 691 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of a piece of scrap.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 04-05-2019 11:04 PM

Very Nice & Well done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 04-06-2019 03:22 AM

Cool looking piece of wood and an excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 04-06-2019 04:51 AM

Interesting shape, looks like a dog dish, if it is, that is one lucky dog.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 04-06-2019 12:03 PM

I love spalted maple, nicely done!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#5 posted 04-06-2019 12:15 PM

Nice piece, beautiful wood, Rick…..............Jim

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

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#6 posted 04-06-2019 01:08 PM

Nice design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-06-2019 04:46 PM

I like working with spalted Maple because of all the color and patterns it has but when it develops soft spots it can be a problem. I see you had some tear out on from that in a few places. One method I have used to firm those spots is soaking them with thin CA glue. Another I just came across and I’m going to try is soaking with sanding sealer. Other than that I usually sand down through them with 60 or 100 grit paper. However that is also problematic if I don’t firm up the wood with CA glue because the soft wood sands out faster leaving a dip in the surface.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 04-26-2019 09:17 AM

What a beautiful piece of wood.
Fine work on that one.
Best thoughts,

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

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