Spalted beech hollow form

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Project by George watkins posted 1688 days ago 1166 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted beech hollow form-6 1/4” wide by 4 1/4” with a 3/4” hole
this beech is sourced from a woodland about 7 mile’s form my workshop- its part of a forest conservation program which requires certain tree’s to be felled if they are dangerous or are out growing the area there in.
I spalt it myself over a 12/18 month period

-- it can't rain all the time!!

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#1 posted 1688 days ago

wow I like the look …great job!

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#2 posted 1688 days ago

Gorgeous wood and piece. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 1688 days ago

Great hollow form,well done

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#4 posted 1688 days ago

Very nice form…and the grain/spalting is spectacular….it has tremendous impact…I love the flat finish… really allows the grain to pop….what did you use? or did you leave it natural? Either way…I think that one surely does not need any gloss…

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#5 posted 1687 days ago

George, Did you induce the spalting or let nature take it’s course? I have a couple of large chunks sitting about that I haven’t gotten to yet. I know sometimes there is a fine line between punky and spalted.

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#6 posted 1687 days ago

thank you for all of your kind comments

reggiek- i use lemon oil while the piece dries then i use one or two coats of organoil hard burnishing oil

woodsparky-I create the conditions it enjoys, no direct sun, very little airflow, wet, warm- I also water the logs with liquid plantfood to kickstart the proces and put some spalted wood shavings with them if i have them. with beech 12 to 18 months is about right if you leave them 24 months or more they tend to go punky.

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#7 posted 1687 days ago

Very nice

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#8 posted 1673 days ago

This one is very nice.

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#9 posted 1228 days ago

grear work!

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