Roadside Curly Maple Bowl

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On my way home from work a few weeks ago, I stumbled across a tree trimmer throwing large sections of Maple into the chipper.

I loaded up my trunk and headed home.

One of those pieces looked prettt interesting…and it became a mothers day gift for my lovely wife.

Because of the odd way the trimmer cut the pieces this one was turned with end grain running parallel to lathe, which meant it was not the most fun hollowing end grain, but I love the way it turned out.

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 06:32 PM

Dang the grain on this is amazing, what good fortune for you to come across this wood, way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 07:01 PM

Special wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 07:06 PM

That’s a great bowl and a great piece of wood,
I really like the shape to cheers

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 08:20 PM

Beautiful grain in that bowl. Nice turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-15-2014 08:24 PM

What a great find that day! That has to look so much better on your shelf in the house then in the flower bed as mulch.
I to like the profile!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#6 posted 05-15-2014 08:46 PM

Dang that’s a pretty bowl, and free wood prob makes it better

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#7 posted 05-15-2014 09:46 PM

Thanks everyone! I was blown away at the figure as i got the blank round. I had some hope that it would have a slight curl to it, never would have guessed it was like this!

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#8 posted 05-15-2014 10:51 PM

Wow. That grain is great.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#9 posted 05-15-2014 11:49 PM

Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time, nice job Eddie, I can see why she is pleased :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 01:34 AM

That is a great piece of road kill. Nice pickup

-- Ron Campbell

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#11 posted 05-16-2014 03:19 AM

Fantastic bowl

-- Norman

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#12 posted 05-16-2014 03:20 AM

Dang, that thing is sweet. Way to be opportunistic.

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#14 posted 05-16-2014 12:56 PM

Them are some awesome curls! Hope she liked it.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#15 posted 05-16-2014 02:39 PM

That’s pretty amazing that you can just take a chunk of roadside waste wood and turn it into something that nice. How do you like that shopsmith?

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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