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Project by TheDane posted 01-11-2020 03:10 AM 436 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you just can’t bear to throw them in the burn pile!

I had the exterior of this little spalted maple piece done and was hollowing it when that ugly crack opened up. I kept hollowing, thinking I would probably just blow it up (the hollower was jumping with every rotation when it hit the crack … usually an omen for failure). It held together, so I finished it.

It is 5 inches in diameter … finish is 3 coats of Danish Oil.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-11-2020 04:34 AM

It deserves to live on as a bowl… it worked for it… :)

Beautiful Save…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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John

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#2 posted 01-11-2020 06:15 AM

Nice projects Gerry, that’s quite the crack to work with!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 01-11-2020 07:09 AM

That’s fantastic, Gerry. In the future, when that happens, you might wrap some duct tape around the piece to keep anything catastrophic from happening, if it does shatter. Sharp pieces of flying wooden shrapnel home in om flesh.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 01-11-2020 11:09 AM

Wow that is pretty brave of you. The bowl came out fantastic.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 01-11-2020 12:57 PM

Very nice turning and the spalting is spectacular too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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cowboyup3371

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#6 posted 01-11-2020 01:57 PM

That looks fantastic and the crack just gives it more character

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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TheDane

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#7 posted 01-11-2020 02:37 PM

In the future, when that happens, you might wrap some duct tape around the piece to keep anything catastrophic from happening, if it does shatter. Sharp pieces of flying wooden shrapnel home in om flesh.

- Mark Wilson

You are correct … I should have mentioned that I wrapped it with several layers of stretch-wrap as soon as the crack appeared. I keep a roll of this stuff close by … comes in real handy sometimes in the shop!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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swirt

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#8 posted 01-11-2020 03:06 PM

The stretch wrap is a clever solution. I’ll have to keep that in mind. Can’t argue with the results. This came out great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#9 posted 01-11-2020 07:33 PM

Super nice job.

-- Julian

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#10 posted 01-11-2020 08:40 PM

that is absolutely gorgeous,that would have been a crime to burn.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Woodknack

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#11 posted 01-11-2020 08:45 PM

Beautiful form.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 01-11-2020 10:31 PM

Looks great

-- Vince

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 01-12-2020 11:27 AM

Nice discovery and a beautiful crack pot.
On this site is where I learned abut burn piles. It’s like sifting dirt and finding gold!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-12-2020 01:31 PM

It’t beautiful, so yes well worth keeping.
Some how the crack just makes it even more beautiful in my book.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#15 posted 01-12-2020 01:41 PM

Wood Kintsugi… it could be fun trying out.
Perhaps just stripes of darker wood, as if stitched…

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

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