Natural Edge Spalted Maple Bowl

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Project by sedcokid posted 06-26-2010 05:28 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood that I used for this was found along the road, must have fallen out of a truck hauling firewood. It measures 5½” by 4½” high, I chose Polyurethane for the finish (4 coats) and then buffed on the Beal system.

All comments are welcome.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 05:40 PM

Very cool bowl

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 06:19 PM

Interesting patterns and the natural edge really go together.

I must learn how to make this type of bowl.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 05:47 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the natural edge and the grain pattern is outstanding. Great finish. I just love my new Beall buff system also.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 06:00 PM

Nice Looking bowl, I’m a big fan of the natural edge bowls and you did a awesome job.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#5 posted 06-27-2010 08:35 PM

A great looking bowl. Nice job on the turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 09:18 AM

This is an interesting piece, very nice.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 02:53 PM

Nice bowl. I have to try that natural edge turning. The best kind of wood is what you find and create a piece from it that looks like this one. Good turning….......

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

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