Rice Bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by toyguy posted 12-10-2009 11:25 PM 1579 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,

14 comments so far

View MsDebbieP's profile


18616 posts in 4310 days

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

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

View Pdub's profile


924 posts in 3329 days

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

Cool looking bowl.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

View Roper's profile


1389 posts in 3862 days

#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-

View OhValleyWoodandWool's profile


970 posts in 3270 days

#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

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 3595 days

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

Very nice grain, well done.

View sedcokid's profile


2735 posts in 3748 days

#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,

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4396 days

#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 -

View woodbutcher's profile


592 posts in 4315 days

#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

View stefang's profile


15953 posts in 3484 days

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

Nice turn Brian. That spalted wood sure rocks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View hap's profile


322 posts in 3938 days

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

very cool.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

View EdFleming34's profile


8 posts in 3572 days

#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!

View a1Jim's profile


117243 posts in 3726 days

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

Amazing bowl very well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View toyguy's profile


1657 posts in 3987 days

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


Cyanoacrylate is the generic name for cyanoacrylate based fast-acting adhesives such as methyl 2-cyanoacrylate, ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate (commonly sold under trade names like SuperGlue and Krazy Glue)

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

View EdFleming34's profile


8 posts in 3572 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics