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Spalted Maple Bowl

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Project by Bob_O posted 06-23-2014 09:25 PM 913 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a spalted maple bowl that I turned for my daughter. It was treated with red and black aniline dye then finished in clear lacquer. One of my first projects using aniline dye.





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#1 posted 06-23-2014 10:20 PM

Very nice…the red aniline dye really makes it stand out.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 12:44 AM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 01:27 AM

Striking! Very nicely done.

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#4 posted 06-24-2014 08:58 AM

Great looking, awesome finish

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

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#5 posted 06-24-2014 09:55 AM

Superb effect on finish.
Love the colour contrast.
I have some spalted Beech I was thinking of turning,
friend of mine has turned spalted wood before and said the dust can be nasty.
Did you have any probs ????

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#6 posted 06-24-2014 11:01 AM

Hummm, had to look that one up. Pretty bowl.

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Bob_O

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 12:48 PM

@jinkyjock, I usually wear a dust mask, and have never had an issue with spalted woods. The only wood that has caused issues is cocobolo, which has a history of causing some respiratory issues in some folks…me being one of those folks! Rule of thumb, wear a mask!

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#8 posted 06-24-2014 03:41 PM

beautiful bowl and a very cool finish.

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#9 posted 06-24-2014 03:47 PM

WOW i have got to try the dye…i have a bunch of maple and it would be nice to try different effects with it.
Gorgeous!

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jinkyjock

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#10 posted 06-24-2014 07:25 PM

Bob,
thank you for your feedback.
I always wear a mask, and to hear your input is somewhat re-assuring.
Cheers, and all the best in future.

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#11 posted 06-24-2014 07:32 PM

Bob,

That is a very beautiful bowl. The effects of the dye is striking and the design is simple but elegant.

Keep up the good work.

Herb

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#12 posted 06-24-2014 09:21 PM

Great color! Looks like a classic 1934 Ford done in Candy Apple Red!!!
Great gift!!!

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