Spalted maple bowl

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Project by Blake Thornton posted 05-23-2011 10:37 AM 1182 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Another hunk of ebay wood, got two of them actually, in square form it was too big for my lathe! LOL I don’t have a band saw so I had to knock off the corners with my jig saw hehe

Finished with 600 grit sandpaper & paste wax, it was pretty spongy is some areas and definitely more difficult to turn than normal maple… you can see the tool marks that I got frustrated with and wasn’t able to sand out.

I actually almost quit this bowl… I originally had a tenon and had to switch to reverse chuck because I broke the tenon off trying to get a stripped out screw out of the faceplate.

Then I put an enormous gouge in the outside and nearly broke my pinky because I was being careless with my tool while looking for some sand paper.

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 03:08 PM

not a turner myself
(no lathe)

if i am reading between the lines

the softer the wood
the harder to keep
from chipping and gouging

the spalted sure brings life to the wood

you have done a good job
with this one

like a lot of things
tougher than it looks
at times


well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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