Spalted Maple Bowl

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Project by Splash posted 07-23-2015 05:04 PM 1026 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been admiring the projects of others here for some time, so I figured it’s time to post some of mine. I found a piece of soft maple that was going to be used as firewood. I took a second look and thought I’ll cut it with the chainsaw and see if it might be used to make a bowl. I had a log that was similar , but was too punky. I roughed out the shape with a chainsaw and started spinning. I kept it a little thicker since , while the wood was not punky, it was soft and I was afraid if it was dropped, it may crack if the walls were too thin. Overall I was happy with the way it turned out. I placed some fruit in it just to give you an idea of the size.

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 05:32 PM

That’s a pretty big chunk of wood you started with! And it came out beautiful !

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#2 posted 07-24-2015 12:33 AM

Thank you Joe! How is Georgia? I saw that you recently moved there. Me and my wife are from Pennsylvania and thought Georgia may be a nice place to settle? Tired of Pennsylvania winters…and frequent rain/overcast days through summer.

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#3 posted 07-24-2015 12:55 AM

Lucky find in the firewood pile. You gave this piece of wood a new life. Really nice.

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#4 posted 07-24-2015 02:42 AM


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