Spalted Mayday - A Family Tree!!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-24-2011 02:52 AM 1448 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wood supplier friend had this large stump of Mayday given to him so that he could turn some lovely vases. The stump sat on his shelf for a few years and then I got my hands on it. I had no idea that it was severely spalted. Saving it from the fire pit I came up with these little beauties. I had no idea that they would stain in such a variation. They are little gems! Hence , A Family Tree!
They give me a lot of pleasure.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 03:26 AM

Those are really nice Great job! great save! They are beauties!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 10:37 AM

Very nice love the colors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 04:42 PM

oh! my! how do you find all these beautiful shoes everywhere?! I always love them!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 05:06 PM

Great job shoe man!!

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#5 posted 06-25-2011 03:26 AM

Nice job, I love that look of natural wood

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#6 posted 06-25-2011 03:31 AM

A great family tree! Have you tried anything else with these beauties?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 06-25-2011 03:13 PM

Hi Littlepaw, I would have liked a few board feet of this wood to make some panelled doors for a cabinet. Unfortunately it was a stump about 14 inches high and 12 inch diameter. The original intent was to have the piece turned into a vase or bowl.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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