Spalted Maple "Meat Slicer" Bowl

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Project by GeneR posted 12-15-2013 06:51 PM 1455 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a spalted silver maple bowl that I turned on my lathe for the North Texas Wood turners club Christmas banquet auction and when it was done the wife said absolutely not you are not auctioning that off. lol

SO here it remains in my collection until someone offers me enough money to be able to enjoy sleeping on the couch. HAHA

The log was from a dead tree that I cut down in my back yard and turned out way nicer then I could have imagined. It is about 8” in diameter and roughly 4” tall. It took a couple days to turn and finish.

I knick named this the meat slicer bowl because the edge was so sharp the I accidentally touched it while the lathe was spinning down and it sliced the end of my finger open just like a deli meat slicer. So I did sand the edge down to prevent any more injuries from anyone else.

Lesson Learned: Most accidents happen from a DumbA$$ not paying attention to what they (ie. ME) are doing. so don’t be a [email protected]$$. LOL

I really hope you like it and my finger is fine no stitches, but my pride needs some serious help.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 06:56 PM

Wow! that is nice. i don’t blame her for keeping off the block:-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 08:39 PM

Great looking bowl and chuck of wood. Yea, I think we all have been dumb like that once or twice…just like driving a car…over time you will no doubt have a fender bender and receive a speeding ticket…just part of the hobby…glad to hear it wasn’t to bad,

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 08:43 PM

Saw your title and instantly thought “Must have cut himself on the rim”. I kept cutting into the webbing on my fingers on a recent project, trying to reach in and get the shavings out. So it is still fresh on my mind. Nice looking bowl, loving that grain.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 12:51 PM

My wife loves the bowl. Says your project turned out better then the log racks I was making when l sliced my fingers open! This is really a great looking piece.

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 05:36 PM

Very attractive bowl—I can see why your wife didn’t want it auctioned off.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 03:05 AM

Swallow your pride and be proud of what you made !
That is a keeper too nice.

-- Kiefer

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