Yet! Another firewood save

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Project by Rockbuster posted 11-04-2013 02:44 PM 1074 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a recent scrounging mission thru the neighborhood, I found this nice spalted maple log in my neighbors woodlot.. Will give the bowl to the service Officer from the VA, who has helped me immensely with a recent claim.. The last two pictures are just some bookmatched pieces that i resawed from this same log.Yes! I always replace the log that I have taken with one of equal dimensions from my own firewood pile . This log was solid, and no punky spots anywhere. Finish is several coats of WOP

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 02:47 PM

Beautiful bowl

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 02:53 PM

Looks like mother nature was very kind to you Don. That is one nice looking hunk of unused firewood that would make anything you put into it look good! Love those book matched slabs too!
Nice work!

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

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#3 posted 11-04-2013 02:57 PM


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#4 posted 11-04-2013 05:15 PM

Great find, Rockbuster. I had entire log of hickory that spalted on its own because the log was too big to move after it was cut down. The best parts of it looked just like your bowl. Some of the sapwood was cream colored with black spalting lines which made a nice contrast.

I made book matches like you did and find they’re great for box lids.

I read an article that said you can make your own spalted wood by laying down a bed of sawdust, which is either kept moist by you or rain. Stand you log rounds on the sawdust and the moisture will wick up the log, bringing the fungus with it. I’m trying to spalt some cherry now. Poplar is very easy, as was the hickory.

-- --Dale Page

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 05:34 PM

very nice

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 01:03 AM

Very Nice Project and Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 03:50 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments guy’s, all I did was turn it, mother nature supplied the wanderlust.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 05:04 AM

Hey Don, that sure is a beautiful piece of wood, and an excellent job of turning. You just have to have a bit of luck from time to time.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 05:04 PM

Gorgeous bowl! Love those pretty grain patterns and colors. Great save and great turning. It makes a wonderful gift indeed.

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