Spalted maple shallow bowl

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Project by YoungWilly posted 09-01-2013 05:06 AM 1178 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned a shallow bowl with a few coats of French polish. The spalting did leave some gray streaks after sanding, but that’s the nature of the beast I imagine! Any tips for filling in end grain would be greatly appreciated, turning face grain left unsightly pock marks.

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 04:04 PM

Good looking bowl. Next time, try some sanding sealer to fill in the “pock marks”. After you’ve turned the piece, apply some sanding sealer and sand while still wet to form a slurry. When dry you should have filled your end grain pocks.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 09-01-2013 04:32 PM

I’ve used thin CA. Several applications. Allow to soak in.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-03-2013 01:55 PM

Thanks Bill and Lew, I like the 2 different approaches, Bill’s is reactive and Lew’s is preventative!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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