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This was a peice of spalted maple i turned for a turning competition. I was happy with the final result and love the detail in the wood. Originally i laminated up purple heart and beach but the tear out was so bad working with the purple heart i decided to change to the spalted maple and now im happy i did.

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 04:43 PM

Very nice form and proportion – not too fragile-looking. As for purpleheart, i gave up on it. I believe it comes complete with evil spirits that hate woodturners. Life’s too short.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 05:15 PM

Nice form and the spalted wood looks great….....

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 06:36 PM

Very nice shape and choice of wood. did you have to stabilize the spalted wood to turn it so deep and thin?

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

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 10:44 PM

nice proportions

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

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 04:24 PM

I didnt stabilize the wood on this one. it was my first time turning spalted wood so i just gave it a shot seemed to go well. i found once it was getting thin, slow and gentle cuts were safest.

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