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Project by jeffswildwood posted 12-24-2017 09:30 PM 1561 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, Santa gave me an early Christmas present. A log fell out of my tree which turned out to be spalted maple. I really don’t know if that means I was a good or bad wood worker to get such a gift.

Everyone knows you have to keep kids (like me) busy on Christmas Eve so out I went, into the 42 degree weather with my lathe and tools in tow.

I just had to try my new stock of wood. So, a few hours later I had a nice bowl. Not as nice as would like, but I was getting kind of cold. Merry Christmas everyone and as always, thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".





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#1 posted 12-24-2017 09:41 PM

I’d say, if you got spalted anything you were a good woodworker!! Nice looking bowl, Jeff. You’ve got more energy than I. Merry Christmas!!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 12-24-2017 09:41 PM

That’s getting after it! Good job and Merry Christmas.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 12-24-2017 09:45 PM

Thanks, Candy and Monte, I was so cold but I was having so much fun!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 12-24-2017 09:53 PM

Turning spalted maple..you’re a braver man than I MacGuyver! Nice looking bowl.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 12-24-2017 10:04 PM

Thanks Jerry, I did hit a lot of “soft spots”.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 12-24-2017 10:14 PM

A Chilly bowl?

Nice work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-24-2017 10:41 PM

Thanks Ralbuck, indeed a chilly bowl, and turner!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 12-24-2017 11:50 PM

Atta boy Jeff! Show the rest of ‘em how tough VA boys are ;-). I’d say Santa was good to you! Good looking bowl buddy. Merry Christmas down there.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 12-25-2017 12:37 AM

Nice looking bowl, Jeff. And one less branch you have to worry about falling.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#10 posted 12-25-2017 12:57 AM

It turned out nice Jeff but you must still be a bad boy for being out in the cold all day. haha. Merry Christmas and enjoy the season.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 12-25-2017 01:23 AM

Thanks guys, projects were caught up, I missed my lathe and had some new wood to play with. Ken, I felt tough when I started but an hour or so later I was feeling it, cold! Dave and Dave, thanks guys, I still have another cold day coming, there’s still a mess to clean up. ;-)

Merry Christmas my friends!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 12-25-2017 01:42 AM

Love it, turning a bowl in the elements. That is dedication. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 12-25-2017 01:45 AM

Thanks Lee, until I get a good place set up in my shop, I’m an outdoor turner. Merry Christmas!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 12-25-2017 09:35 AM

I see lot of bowls form that pile.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 12-25-2017 11:07 AM

Hi Jeff
You are some kinda “wild” man. I know you are not supposed to turn with gloves but your hands do look cold. You are definitely hooked and may you never get the hook out. Good job.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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