Spalted Maple Bowl

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Project by cabinetmaster posted 09-01-2008 02:45 AM 2544 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 2nd bowl that I turned. It was turned from green spalted maple and almost blew apart in the process. I was able to save it with the use of epoxy and maple sawdust mixed in to help blend the epoxy. I then used a clear finish and lots of handrubbing. The bowl measures 4” X 12”.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#1 posted 09-01-2008 03:23 AM

Very nice bowl. I like that you left the rough edges: adds character.

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#2 posted 09-01-2008 12:13 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 09-01-2008 05:12 PM

How do you chuck the bowl to finish the bottom?


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#4 posted 09-01-2008 07:25 PM

I actually did this at the college when I was taking a bowl turning class. I glued on a turning block with a paper joint. When the bowl was done I took a chisel and peeled off the block, then used an overhead router to clean up the bottom then finished it off the lathe. Thanks for the remarks

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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