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Finally had some time at the lathe in the shop…this one is spalted maple, 8" wide and about 3" tall. Finsih so far is just one coat of danish oil, but more finish sanding and some more oil are in its future. The wood was punky and I almost gave up on it. Comments and critiques please….

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Great bowl. I especially think it's awesome you did it on your grandfather's restored lathe. That must give both you and your dad a lot of satisfaction. Love the spalting. I have a lot of spalted oak that I rescued from the woodpile and am enjoying playing with that. You never know what you're gonna find when you cut into it.
 

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looks really good! I like to work with Spalted wood, especially maple. I'm working on a hall table with a spalted top showing black, red, orange and brown.

How did you stabilize the wood for turning?
 

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Bama, thank,s it does give me great satisfaciton that I use my grandpa's lathe…me getting it up and running turned my dad onto turning as well. We have a blast turning together and just talking about spinning wood.

Madcow, thanks for the compliment…I didn't stablize it….I just cut the blank and turned it. It's light as a feather so I don't think it will move much at all.
 

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one of my first bowls was spalted maple. I just wish I could find more of it. It is probably my best bowl as I had to work really hard to get it stabilized and turned. I almost lost it twice. Great job on your piece here.
 

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I have a good supplier for spalted wood. He is a retired local logger and he tries very hard to meet one's needs:

www.ucrwood.net
 

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I really like the design. Spalted Maple always looks good.
 
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