Spalted Maple Natural Edge Bowl

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 02-09-2016 04:34 PM 906 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple bowl is riddled with insect holes and has definite fungal staining, but neither the holes nor staining match the usual pattern in Ambrosia beetle infestation. So, for now I’m calling it a spalted maple bowl.
The bowl measures 9 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches at its widest and tallest and is finished with satin lacquer.
It was a pleasure to turn ;-)


-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 04:50 PM

Sweet Look fwd to trying this. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 07:09 PM

Fantastic! I’ve been wanting to get a lathe just to learn how to do bowls like this.

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 08:40 PM

That is really amazing.

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 10:00 PM

Nice job Curt, always great to finish a NE with all the bark still attached, you sure have had a bit of help with this one :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 01:17 AM

Enjoyed looking at your bowl. Natural Edges are always a chalenge

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 02-10-2016 01:17 AM

Very cool, really like this, tempted to get lathe.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 06:38 AM

Beautiful bowl, the spalting is awesome and you did a great job with the natural edge.

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 05:35 PM

This is a beautiful bowl.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 12:54 AM

I don’t own a lathe but I appreciate beautiful wood and superior craftsmanship. This has both in spades! Great job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-13-2016 02:41 PM

Thank you all, it’s always nice to expose nature’s hidden beauty.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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