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Project by Roper posted 11-23-2009 07:14 PM 1368 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a spalted maple hollow form i worked on this weekend, it is 6 inchs tall with cap and 7 inchs from wing tip to wing tip. the walls and wings are about 3/16 thick. it is finished with a wipe on poly because i noticed that tung oil makes the spalted wood look muddy. the cap is rosewood. all comments welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 07:18 PM

A fine turning with most interesting design well done,

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 07:27 PM

Love the design mate very nice

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 07:38 PM

Looks like it was a real challenge to turn and you did a nice job.
Great on aesthetics low on function (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 07:49 PM

” A Tip of the Hat ” to you sir. This has to be one of the nicest Hollow Forms I have seen in quite some time.

At first look, I thought you had cheated with a two piece , glued together,,,,, but on closer investigation I see it is a true HF. Well done. And of course, the spalting in that maple really sets it off.

I have yet to try any HF….. but it is coming, soon !!

Thanks for posting .

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 11-23-2009 07:50 PM

well done

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 07:53 PM

Nice turning bravooooooooooooo

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#7 posted 11-23-2009 08:08 PM

Fantastic job


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#8 posted 11-23-2009 08:15 PM

Wow. Nicely done!

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#9 posted 11-23-2009 10:52 PM

I too was fooled into thining that the maple part was done in two pieces. Impressive turning! The one time I tried turning spalted maple I had a heck of a time with soft sections in the wood. Did you have similar challenges with this piece?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-24-2009 12:32 AM

Better and better! Keep ‘em coming, Roper! :)

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#11 posted 11-24-2009 12:41 AM

Great piece. Love the design & the maple is gorgeous.

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#12 posted 11-24-2009 01:07 AM

That’s a beautiful piece of work. Great job.

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#13 posted 11-24-2009 01:46 AM

Now that is truly a beautiful piece of art! Now tell the truth….. Did it bite your fingers? I hope not…

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#14 posted 11-24-2009 02:01 AM

Very impressive..that looks technically very difficult. Nice work!


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#15 posted 11-24-2009 02:25 AM

It’s beautiful, great job. I will keep that tung oil tip in mind. I just got some of that spalted maple toadt, along with butternut, and honey locus. The locus is crazy hard wood but sands to a nice polish.

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