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Spalted Sycamore Tri-point Bowl

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 09-10-2016 07:43 PM 1343 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 3 point bowl started out as a cube and was mounted corner to corner in a lathe and turned.
An insect hole in the original cube was partially preserved in the finished bowl. It can be seen on one upper edge in the finished product.
This bowl came from a tall Sycamore tree that had been topped and left for months. This spalted wood is from the upper area of the tree that was exposed to the weather and began to spalt and be infested with insects.
The bowl measures 7 3/4” X 5 3/4” and is finished with a satin lacquer and beeswax.

This bowl is a collaboration between nature and the wood turner who crafted the form the wood should take.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood" www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 10:59 PM

That is a very sweet piece, Curt!! Great grain in that sycamore!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 01:11 AM

That’s amazing!

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#3 posted 09-11-2016 03:13 AM

Very nicely done, would likt to try that sometime..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 09-11-2016 06:54 AM

very nice Curt,something different and not easy to do

-- bambi

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#5 posted 09-11-2016 12:43 PM

Beautiful shape and spalted look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Andy

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#6 posted 09-11-2016 01:15 PM

That is some lovely wood youve found. Beautiful work, you have a very nice etsy shop as well.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#7 posted 09-11-2016 07:54 PM

It’s a beautiful piece, nicely done, and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 09-11-2016 08:23 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#9 posted 09-11-2016 11:32 PM

Great job , beautiful work.

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

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