Rice Bowl

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Project by toyguy posted 12-10-2009 11:25 PM 1553 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was an adventure: I received a large chunk of spalted Maple, but it is in kind of rough shape; Lots of cracks…. I took this chunk out to the shed and went at it with the chainsaw, in hopes off getting a few smaller piece out of it.

So today’s adventure, was turn one of the smaller chunks. I roughed out a blank on the band saw, and started turning. This stuff was kind of punky, and had a few big knots that were causing trouble. So I just turned past the bad, using CA like a mad man; and just kept at it until I had something I thought would be usable. Not much left in this little piece by the time I got done, I guess this wood is just a bit gone…............ But, never the less, I did menage to pull a small “rice bowl” out of it.
And I still have a few more chunks to try too !

This bowl is about 5.5” round and 2.5” tall.
Didn’t turn out to bad I guess… And I think I might have learn something to boot !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 12-10-2009 11:34 PM

a NICE RICE bowl!
it’s beautiful – and worth the effort, I do believe!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 12-10-2009 11:48 PM

Cool looking bowl.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 11:55 PM

i love the colors and spalting in this piece. you can always try stabelizing your block before turning it if it is punky or soft.. nice job, keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 12:13 AM

quite beautiful actually

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 01:48 AM

Very nice grain, well done.

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 02:20 AM

Beautiful !! I like the shape and the grain. Spalted Maple is one of my favorite woods. Well Done !!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 12-11-2009 02:46 AM

Very pretty turning. Love that spalting, but protect yourself from the dust.

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

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#8 posted 12-11-2009 06:23 AM

I really like the spalted maple. Beautiful contrasts always abound. The punky parts are the only draw back. Great job, keep on keeping on!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#9 posted 12-11-2009 05:57 PM

Nice turn Brian. That spalted wood sure rocks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-12-2009 08:01 AM

very cool.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 06:00 AM

You write “using CA like mad” what is CA? Bowl looks great after three years I am just starting to use my old Powermatic 90 lathe. Its been 50 years since I turned any thing!

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#12 posted 12-13-2009 06:15 AM

Amazing bowl very well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 12-13-2009 02:21 PM


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-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 12-17-2009 02:46 AM

Thanks, I just bought some “CA” under a brand name and did not realize that’s what CA was. I will be trying it out soon.

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