birch bowl and egg

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Project by alholstein posted 05-09-2021 11:08 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a birch branch that was 6 inch in diameter and splatted all around. I wanted to preserve as much of the splatting as possible so made the hourglass figure. Not knowing what I would do with the finished piece when I made it. The idea of an ostrich egg holder came to mind early in the morning and sure enough it fit almost perfectly. Happy to save a bit of wood from the fireplace.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 05-10-2021 12:54 AM

man that is the craziest spalting ive ever seen. that is a show piece.was their any punky soft wood too deal with ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 05-10-2021 01:19 AM

Very cool spalting. You were right to recognise its potential as an egg holder. It looks great with the egg.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 05-10-2021 03:05 AM

That’s a very good looking piece of spalted birch. Great choice using it. Nice work.

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

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#4 posted 05-10-2021 03:14 AM

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 05-10-2021 03:39 PM

Very cool!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 05-12-2021 02:32 AM

Very nice piece of wood. Excellent job. Makes me want to find some birch.

-- Ben

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#7 posted 05-12-2021 05:43 PM

Great idea for that piece of wood Al! Looks awesome.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 05-12-2021 06:01 PM

That is really nice.

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