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Crazy Spalted 11" Maple Bowl

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Project by NaptownWood posted 09-26-2014 11:54 PM 892 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First one of these that I have tried. Challenging with some punky wood, and the size. This maxed out my jet 1221vs several times over. Lots of wobble due to the weight. Probably a good 25 pound blank before hogged out.
A buddy cut down a dead standing tree and sent me a pic because the grain was odd. I drove the hour and picked up as much as i could as soon as i could. Huge pieces. Had to give a round to a guy with a 1642 just so i could see how it should turn out. This one is 11 across and probably 9 or 10 tall. Termites and spalting equal a very unique piece. Fun to see come into being.

Oh anf since it was dead for years, it measured 15 to 17 percent moisture, which negated my need to dry out for months. Done in 4 days.

Used coping saw and dremel to work on punky center spots, danish oil and a coat of spray laquer. Will probably do a few more to try to hide the spots where wobbly tool marks left a spot under lip and inside bottom turn.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 09-27-2014 01:29 AM

Great piece of wood, love the spalting.
Congrats on the end result.
Thanks for sharing,

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-27-2014 01:34 AM

Thanks, Bob. I appreciate your comment.

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 02:21 AM

Nice job looks good, you brought the beauty out of that piece of wood

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 02:25 AM

Thank you man, I am still trying to coax more.

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#5 posted 09-27-2014 04:29 AM

I have been making these while waiting for that big bowl to stabilize.

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