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Forum topic by Madrona posted 05-18-2018 12:20 AM 815 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2018 12:20 AM

I don’t know what else to call it. This tree grows on this property like a weed and falls over on a regular basis. I’ve turned other pieces out of it with mixed results. It’s got all the bug holes you would ever want and is usually pretty soft and fragile. This piece is the best of three I’ve done and the colors, spalting and grain are beautiful.

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#1 posted 05-18-2018 03:30 AM

No kidding! That is really amazing looking wood. Definitely worked into a fantastic bowl.

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#2 posted 05-18-2018 04:28 AM

Bit hard to say but looks mostly like silver maple.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 05-18-2018 11:11 AM

I agree it does look like nice work, along with a skilled worker,


Save the grubs and send them to Burly Bob for fishing bait maybe he might catch a bigger fish.

But seriously its got to be a softwood for that many worms (unless they have tungsten teeth) and no doubt the reason why they fall over.
From the bowl size its quite a substantial sized tree before falling.

You may wish keep kids away from swinging on them for safety reasons wouldnt want them or property to be hurt or damaged.

-- Regards Rob

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