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The bowl is from a block I stole out of the firewood pile. I didn’t know that the grain was going to be this good until I got the block on the lathe. My only regret is I only took a couple pieces.
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#1 posted 05-13-2011 05:14 AM
The spalting is stunning. And I know what you mean about not saving more. I’ve had that similar experience traveling to wineries in different states. The upside is that I appreciate that last bottle oh so much more. What sort of companion piece do you have planned for the other piece you pulled out?
-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."
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#2 posted 05-13-2011 07:46 AM
I just worked my first ever spalted chunk of wood. It was incredibly difficult to get a smooth even cut all the way around. Props to you it looks very nice
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#3 posted 05-13-2011 01:23 PM
Beauty! Can you imagine how much beauty burned in fireplaces. Today I burned so much wood waste … I have gathered, I thought something to do, and time on them either as not found. Only the place was occupied.
-- Elhan, Azerbaijan
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#4 posted 05-13-2011 03:49 PM
The underneath grain is incredible. It looks kinda like a map of some make-believe world from a fantasy novel. Very nice.
-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.
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#5 posted 05-13-2011 03:54 PM
Very nice! Well done!
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#6 posted 05-13-2011 09:37 PM
I was thinking it looked like a map too! Very cool!
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)
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#7 posted 05-14-2011 12:44 AM
The thing is with a spalted piece is “you don’t know what yor’e going to get untill youv’e got it” Nice job Stephen :)
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#8 posted 05-15-2011 06:50 AM
Fantastic turning. Great save from a fiery death. I have seen some of the prettiest wood on projects here ( LJ’s) from firewood.
Nice shape and beautiful finish.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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