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Spalted Maple Bowl #9

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Project by Kerux2 posted 09-20-2021 09:48 PM 687 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Twice Turned
Spalted Maple Bowl #9
7 3/4” x 3”
Friction Polish

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#1 posted 09-20-2021 10:18 PM

i just never get tired seeing each new one you turn.that is some of the most beautiful spalted maple ive seen.

-- 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 09-20-2021 10:59 PM



i just never get tired seeing each new one you turn.that is some of the most beautiful spalted maple ive seen.

- pottz


Thanks! Although, I’m doing them on a regular basis… I do notice the different patterns in each one. This one also has figure in the upper parts of the bowl. Pictures don’t quite capture it.

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#3 posted 09-20-2021 11:10 PM

if when you get sick of it ill be more than glad to help you get rid of it-lol.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-21-2021 12:42 AM



if when you get sick of it ill be more than glad to help you get rid of it-lol.

- pottz


I tell you what… if I get another Maple tree felled… I’ll put them away for the winter to let them spalt. And I’ll make sure you get some of it! All of these need to go toward mother’s day for next year.

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#5 posted 09-21-2021 01:02 AM


if when you get sick of it ill be more than glad to help you get rid of it-lol.

- pottz

I tell you what… if I get another Maple tree felled… I ll put them away for the winter to let them spalt. And I ll make sure you get some of it! All of these need to go toward mother s day for next year.

- Kerux2


if it’s as good as what youve been showing ill gladly buy some from you.you seem to have the science of spalting down too perfection.did you have any that were rotted or punky ? theirs a fine line between beauty and rot.but hey even the rotted stuff can be worked with enough ca glue.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-21-2021 01:12 AM

I don’t know about science. Just put them upright on the ground around the garage anchor sealed the tops. Sat there from Sept. to April and I started cutting them up.

I’ve got quite a bit on a pallet cut up in the garage. So far no punky stuff… but the longer it takes me… I might find some.

I’ve heard of a recipe to try… and that is using a slurry of a can of beer, horse manure and Dried up Oak leaves. I may try that next time?

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#7 posted 09-21-2021 01:35 AM



I don t know about science. Just put them upright on the ground around the garage anchor sealed the tops. Sat there from Sept. to April and I started cutting them up.

I ve got quite a bit on a pallet cut up in the garage. So far no punky stuff… but the longer it takes me… I might find some.

I ve heard of a recipe to try… and that is using a slurry of a can of beer, horse manure and Dried up Oak leaves. I may try that next time?

- Kerux2


sounds tasty.i think what you did worked to perfection,id stick with it.i had a silk tree id cut down so i thought id save a few chucks and see what would happen.it was on the north side of my house for about 6 years,i thought oh hell it’s gone.soild as a rock and no spalting.wood is beautiful though,but not what id hoped for.

-- 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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#8 posted 09-21-2021 02:17 AM

I have found sticking them straight up and down allows for the mold spores from the ground to move up the tree along the grain line. I wax the tops to help stave off some winter checking. Most all the pieces checked on both ends about one to two inches. So, I started off by just cutting it that off.

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#9 posted 09-21-2021 02:22 AM

hey it worked,stick with it.

-- 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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