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Spalted Birch Bowl

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Project by chrisz posted 10-31-2010 07:57 AM 1734 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saved this wood from the dump. It came out of a friend’s yard. It only has walnut oil on it so far. I am trying to figure out what kind of finish it would look best with. Besides the spalting there are some cool insect holes that go all the way through.





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 10-31-2010 08:44 AM

NICE LOOKING BOWL, LOOKS LIKE IT WARPED A LITTLE ON YOU. I LIKE NATURAL THING IN MY TURNINGS LIKE WORM HOLES, BARK INCLUSIONS ETC. MAKES THEM LOOK MORE NATURAL. EVEN WARPAGE.

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

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Chip

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 12:58 PM

Great save Chris. My eyes may be going on me but I don’t see the warpage. This bowl looks terrific. Nice job.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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toyguy

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 01:21 PM

Nice shape, nice rim on that one, nice piece of wood, glad to see it didn’t make the fire pit.

Good job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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TheGravedigger

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 03:06 PM

I like the return on the rim. That little bit of slope really freshens up the shape. Nice.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 03:21 PM

Nice work love spalted wood, be careful of dust, protect your lungs.

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Raftermonkey

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 04:58 PM

That is a great looking bowl.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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wiswood2

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 05:31 PM

very nice.
Chuck

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 10:06 PM

Nice looking bowl. I like your detail on on the edge line. Nice personal touch!!

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

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griph0n

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 10:40 PM

Beautiful curve. Amongst the nicest I’ve seen here. Those perfect shapes are hard to come by. Wish I could get one.

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peteg

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#10 posted 11-01-2010 12:38 AM

This is a very clean looking bowl and should be used, like the shape & edge treatment, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 11-01-2010 12:41 AM

cool bowls

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Roper

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 02:17 AM

Great form and shape on this piece, I really like it. How big is it?

Roper

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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chrisz

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 04:35 PM

It is about 10” x 4”.

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