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Project by hifijohn posted 06-30-2011 09:18 AM 1004 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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just a bowl no stain or finish





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-30-2011 10:00 AM

Great looking wood!

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

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peteg

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 10:00 AM

No idea of size here John??, nice bit of spalting, what about the finish any ideas yet ??
nice form. :))

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

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Broglea

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 12:59 PM

I love the look of this. Beautiful markings.

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 01:50 PM

I would use a natual stain, it looks great the way it is.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 04:07 PM

It is very beautiful as is… looks like marble. Of course spalted maple also takes a beautiful high-polish shine. Decisions, decisions. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lotidus

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 04:56 PM

This is awesome. I like the misleading effect of how it looks like its made of stone. Great job!

-- Lotidus

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branch

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#7 posted 06-30-2011 08:17 PM

hi nice spalted bowl it will look great when you get a finish on it

branch

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#8 posted 06-30-2011 08:37 PM

Very nice spalting – looks like a few punk spots on the rim? Or is that the light? I would recommend a good finish also as the bacterial action of the spalting will start up again if the wood gets damp. I have heard somewhere that boiling or microwaving spalted wood will stop the process? I have not tried this so I cannot be sure if it works or not or whether this will erase some of the color.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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rmoore

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#9 posted 07-01-2011 04:34 AM

Beautiful just as it is.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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