Rotten Stump

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Project by GMatheson posted 1433 days ago 1979 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Driving home I see this big stump of some kind of mystery tree…. at least a 4 foot cube of half rotten perfection… so i picked up a smaller piece and brought it home. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to go back and rescue the big chunk. The bowl is roughly 6”x4”.

-- Greg - "I wish the first word I ever said was the word 'quote' so right before I die I could say 'unquote'." -Steven Wright

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

Yep, that was worth the effort. Beautiful bowl.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Cool wood, I would defiantly make something of that.

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

cool find. I have some spalted maple that has similar tones that I can see from pic 5.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

I was thinking maple too…looks like it was “birdseying”? Nice grab!

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Very lucky find !! Nice figure in the bowl : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

Wow! Nice find. Most people step over this kind of stuff but someone with sawdust in their veins will cut it open and see what is inside. Nice bowl.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

These are some of my favorite postings…. finding rough lumber, sawing it up and making something beautiful.
Nicely done !

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

Some great hidden treasures

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice find and great bowl you made from it. That is the best way go get your supply of wood. It’s everywhere!!!!!!!
Only Mother Nature can make that design, too.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#10 posted 1432 days ago

Did you have to cut it or was it just lying there? AWESOME find!! (And bowl!)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 1432 days ago

How did you know there was this cool bowl inside? Lucky you didn’t mess it up when you cut open the chunk!
Nice one man!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 1352 days ago

Amazing how a piece of rotten wood can become a wonderful piece of art. The bowl looks like it’s made of agate. Quite beautiful.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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