Bowl for Fathers Day - Spalted Maple

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Happy Fathers Day guys!

My daughter decided to let me teach her to make a bowl today. This is a nice spalted maple (still on lathe). With a little coaching she did a great job. She even learned how to use the Ellsworth Chisel easily. This took about an hours worth of work. We finished it with 3 coats of Minwax rub on poly.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-18-2007 02:58 AM

A very happy daughter. Happy Fathers Day.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-18-2007 03:05 AM

Great job! Happy Fathers Day!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#3 posted 06-18-2007 03:16 AM

Nice job Ali and happy fathers day. jockmike

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

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#4 posted 06-18-2007 03:21 AM

Very cool! LJ the next generation lol. You’ve gotta be proud Bob. Nice.

-- Randy - Live by the spirit...Galatians 5:16

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#5 posted 06-18-2007 04:06 AM

Great job Ali….Happy Father’s Day

-- Bob

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#6 posted 06-18-2007 04:52 AM

That made for a pretty good Father’s Day! Thanks for sharing that!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 06-18-2007 06:10 AM

She has a big grin. Sounds like a good time was had by all.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 06-18-2007 06:35 AM

Bob, you had a very special Father’s Day – congratulations. Good job on the bowl Ali. Thanks for sharing

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 06-18-2007 09:13 AM

a woodworking daughter, what a lucky dad. But remember the word “spalted” means danger. Toxic if inhaled.

-- Dan

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#10 posted 06-18-2007 11:19 AM

not only a bowl but a wonderful father-daughter time. Life can’t get any better than that!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 06-18-2007 12:59 PM

Man what a great Father’s Day you had!!! Quality time with your kids is good anytime!!

BTW, great looking bowl!


-- Jimmy

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#12 posted 06-18-2007 05:41 PM

Great Fathers day project with your family, I’m jealous.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 06-18-2007 06:12 PM

A great looking bowl, & a beautiful daughter.
I see you have my Craftsman Jointer in the corner.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 06-18-2007 06:28 PM

A better fathers day present could not be found

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#15 posted 06-18-2007 11:25 PM

Be careful of the spalted maple or any spalted wood. Its a fungus and can get into you lungs or eyes and cause allergies. I know, it happened to me about 6 months ago. Make sure you protect yourself. jockmike

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

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