Splated Maple Hollow Form

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 05:57 PM

Very nice sir. Looks great. What kind of finish?

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 06:02 PM

That looks fantastic – a very good choice of wood as well as orientation for cutting!

Keep up the great work!


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#3 posted 09-11-2012 06:16 PM

WOW , That is just beautiful !!
Love the shape and the Spalting : )

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 06:36 PM

That’s a beauty of a spalting. I’d love to get my hands on some of that.


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#5 posted 09-11-2012 08:16 PM

It’s a lovely piece, looks flawless.

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 09:25 PM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!! that is a beautiful piece, Ben. Very nice shape and a very fine piece of wood!!
Thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 09:37 PM

Amazing craftsmanship and an outstanding artistry!

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 09:51 PM

Wow! Perfect to my eyes!

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 12:48 AM

Good looking hollow form. Nice lines in the spalting.

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#10 posted 09-12-2012 03:21 AM


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#11 posted 09-12-2012 10:41 AM

you did that wood proud..lovely shape & vessel.

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#12 posted 09-12-2012 02:50 PM

Beautifully done. Did you have to prepare the spalted maple in some way in order for it to work well? Sometimes it’s very soft and crumbly.

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Big Ben

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#13 posted 09-12-2012 03:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

The finish is sanding sealer and Renaissance wax.

To deal with tearout I soaked the roughed out piece in a mix (3:1) of water and yellow glue. I still have to shear scrap and sand but it was less.

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#14 posted 09-13-2012 03:48 AM

How long do you need to soak it for , Ben ?

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#15 posted 09-14-2012 02:46 PM

I soaked it over night.

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