Spalted sugar maple

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 12-01-2010 12:32 AM 1404 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted sugar maple bowl with rim treatment. Piece is 13 inches in diameter and 7 inches in height. Tree was cut down this summer and stored in the barn since then. I sand the piece through the grits to 320 grit. Finish is 3 coats of 1/3 high gloss poly, 1/3 high gloss tung oil, 1/3 mineral spirits. Piece is then sanded to 320 grit again and several coats of high gloss poly applied. When the finish is completely cured it goes to the buffing wheel.

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 12:46 AM

very beautiful


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#2 posted 12-01-2010 01:42 AM

Some nice work Joe. great job.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-01-2010 01:45 AM

Very beautiful work there. The rim treatment works really nice..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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

Wow! That’s a big bowl. Looks great.

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#5 posted 12-01-2010 02:26 AM

hi i love the bowl great piece of turning very nice design great finish

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#6 posted 12-01-2010 02:35 AM

nice attention to detail & finish

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

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#7 posted 12-01-2010 03:19 AM

Very, Very Nice!! I love the finish! I will have to give it a try. I have always used poly and buffed but never the formula that you use.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 12-01-2010 08:02 AM

Very nice bowl. Great shape and a fantastic finish.

Keep it up.


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

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#9 posted 12-01-2010 11:44 PM

That sure is a pretty bowl. I love the shape with the beaded rim! Thanks for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 12:21 AM

Beautiful turning, and a beautiful choice/application of finish !

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 03:18 PM


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