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This Bowl is made from a Southern Magnolia tree that was blown down in a storm. I was able to dry it slowly and save the pith and get a little spalting of the wood in the process.
The bowl measures 6 1/2 inches wide by 5 3/4 inches high and has a satin lacquer finish and would make a great candy dish.

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Absolutely stunning.
 

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Very nice bowl and a beautiful piece of spalted magnolia…thanks for sharing.
 

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Love that grain and you did great on it!
 

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Beautiful form & wood; the spalting sure is stunning.
 

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Absolutely awesome!!
 

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Looks good! How did you like working with that Magnolia? We have a ton here in Texas and I have always wondered what the wood was like.
 

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Stunning work. Do you have to treat the spalted material before or while turning with CA?
 

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Really spectacular piece of wood and you did an excellent job turning it. This is the kind of turning I like. I don't currently turn but if I did this is they type of thing I'd hope to achieve. Thanks for sharing it.
 

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That is a striking piece! Very nicely done.
 

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Magnolia is a nice turning wood normally and this spalted piece was not much additional trouble. I just took extra care with my finish cuts and didn't rely on sanding for a smooth fiinish. Spalted wood is not easy to sand evenly.
I did use CA glue to hold a knot together but it did not require any additional care.
 

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Curt, thank you so much for the clarifying. I have no experience working with spalted wood and just want to be prepared when I get to it. Pat
 
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