Spalted maple vessel

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Project by michelletwo posted 1481 days ago 1117 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted maple, walnut & mesquite. I had 2 spalted maple bowls lying around that were too soft for their intended purpose. I also had this finial on another piece & really didn’t like it there. Soooo..I put the 2 bowls together and snatched the finial off the other piece & this piece was born…pictures taken while still on the lathe chuck..sanded to 1200 grit and waxed.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#1 posted 1481 days ago

Gorgeous! How does the spalting match up? Were the bowls originally turned from the same blank cut in half?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1481 days ago

Zowie! That is beautiful. I love it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 1481 days ago

Nince work

-- Vince

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#4 posted 1481 days ago

Beautiful! Thats what I can say is Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 1481 days ago


-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 1481 days ago

I love the wood on this. It goes so well with the finial. What a beautiful piece this is!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Grant Libramento

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#7 posted 1481 days ago

Now that’s the ultimate in recycled mix&match craft! Winner of the earth-friendly award. What else do you happen to have lying around waiting for rebirth?

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#8 posted 1481 days ago

hey Grant: wish I had more of this spalted maple! Hard to deal with (all dusty & punky) but I could sell just about anything I could make with it!
Shiela: thank you design guru…
Charlie: thanks & I have no memory of the original piece, but I must have cut it in half as the center matches perfectly.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#9 posted 1481 days ago

Wow, that’s a beauty! Great job on that project…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 1481 days ago

What a wonderful piece of wood and the finial looks like it was made for this piece! Pat yourself on the back!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 1480 days ago

Beautiful bowl but an extrordinary finial, masterful job, the two together make a beautiful box.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 1475 days ago

Wow, I missed this one earlier. You are a woman of vision, being able to compile pieces for this! I don’t think I’d ever have ‘seen’ the combination from various turnings. You done good!


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