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Spalted maple turned box

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Project by LMJ posted 02-15-2018 02:10 AM 322 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend gave me a pretty big chunk of spalted, wormy maple that he acquired and I finally got my lathe up and running late last year so this is one of the first attempts I made at turning. Unfortunately, the log I got is in pretty bad shape so this is about 2 inches shorter than it started. Every time I tried to cut a ledge for the lid, the side lost a chunk so I really had to cut it down. I think it turned out okay so gave it to my brother for Christmas. Lots of lessons learned and can’t wait to get back on the lathe. I have tried to turn a couple other things from this certain log and so far all have splintered or broken and have been scrapped. I shall persevere in the end!! ;-) Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 03:04 AM

That’s really awesome!

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 05:31 AM

This box was well worth the effort. Nice work.

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 06:16 AM

It’s like a tale of 2 cities, so much difference front to back, but as pretty as a picture from both directions. As usual, my advice is always to embrace the imperfections. Mother Nature knows what she wants, think of how hard she had to work to make this wood imperfect, so you could make it perfect.

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 11:55 AM

A mighty fine looking spalted maple box! Nice finish too!

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 12:07 PM

Beautiful wood and great project to put it in.

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 03:17 PM

Beautiful. Great work!

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#7 posted 02-15-2018 05:15 PM

Very nice! More pics? Let’s see the inside. :-)

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#8 posted 02-15-2018 05:22 PM

double post. sorry

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#9 posted 02-15-2018 10:06 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done!

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#10 posted 02-17-2018 03:55 PM

Your efforts and persistence payed off. Nice job on that turning.

Your worm eaten turning inspired me to try something similar. I retrieved a Pecan log that has been in my firewood pile for 2 years and was able to turn a small bowl and a lidded bowl worm holes and all.

wcp

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#11 posted 02-19-2018 04:47 AM

Nice job – looks great

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