Spalted Pecan Bowl

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Project by Underdog posted 07-05-2019 02:46 AM 515 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spectacularly spalted Pecan bowl, 6” diameter and 3-1/4” high. It’s got a coat of wipe-on poly.

It had been roughed out and sitting in the stack-o-bowls for years and years. This really dry Pecan, though spalted, was still pretty dang hard! Even so, I was able to make good cuts with freshly sharpened tools. And finally I sanded the fool out of it with the right angle drill and sanding mandrels.

It was good to get out in the shop and make something even though it was hot as the dickens.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 07-05-2019 03:33 AM

That is a beauty!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 07-05-2019 11:13 AM


-- Petey

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#3 posted 07-05-2019 12:27 PM

There’s enough spalting in there for 3 bowls. Great job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-05-2019 01:55 PM

That is spectacular. Nice bowl.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 07-05-2019 02:48 PM

Can’t think of a better way to show off a stunning piece of pecan!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 07-05-2019 02:50 PM

In the dictionary right next to the word spalted, they have a pic of that wood, absolutely wonderful spalt.

Evidently sanding “the fool out of it” is that level of sanding that we all should strive for. Looks great.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 07-05-2019 03:00 PM

the spalting in this pecan blows my mind GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 07-05-2019 05:13 PM

Some of the sharpest spalting I have ever seen. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 07-05-2019 09:59 PM

You made that wood into a work of art!

Gallery quality!

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

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#10 posted 07-05-2019 10:44 PM

That is spectacular well done

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#11 posted 07-06-2019 12:37 AM

That is REALLY nice. The shape, size and direction of spalting all work well together.

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#12 posted 07-06-2019 03:50 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 07-06-2019 09:50 AM

I like the simple shape. Grain also looks fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-06-2019 02:51 PM

Well done, I like your design!

-- Mike

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#15 posted 07-07-2019 12:08 AM

Pecan is normally plain and white but when you find a piece with character it’s really beautiful. Your selection is outstanding and should be saved as a one of a kind

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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