Bowl #2 - Look what I found inside that dead Maple tree

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Project by Schwieb posted 04-19-2009 04:24 PM 1369 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just had to finish out another bowl at least to the first coat of Behlens salad bowl finish. This one is heavily spalted, even a little punky in places. I love my new chuck. One of the fascinating aspects of working with rough materials is to see what is uncovered when you plane and turn it. As you machine it, the patterns change. Then you wonder how it will look polished and finish applied.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 04:50 PM

Wow, that’s a beautiful pattern. Nice looking bowl, Dr. Ken.

-- Matt Coleman, Birmingham

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 05:20 PM

What gorgeous grain patterns!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 05:25 PM

Good looking turning. Love spalted maple. Very nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-19-2009 05:33 PM

Nice piece of maple. The small transition you put on the rim is a great. It adds alot to a simple form and helps the piece lift from the surface.

-- Dale

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#5 posted 04-19-2009 11:34 PM

you caught that one just in time.. a few more weeks and it would have been to soft.. and i agree, looking at a burl or a spalted, the turner see’s the beauty as it happens..

should i cut more? a little more convex? it’s a design on the fly.. only with a lathe

btw, great looking project..(the good lord did the hard part)

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#6 posted 04-21-2009 06:02 AM

a beautiful work.

-- Custom furniture

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