It has been a year

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Project by Mark Sanger posted 07-01-2011 05:14 PM 1599 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A freind of mine told me that I had not been in the forum for a year. It didn’t seem that long but I guess it has been.

So I thought I should post a few more bits of my work.

This piece was made a few months ago and appologies if you have seen it on other forums.

Turned from spalted silver birch. Around 7 inches dia x 4 inches high or there abouts.

Stabalized with super glue after which it was buffed and finished in renaissance wax.

Comment welcome.

Take care



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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 06:00 PM

Beautiful piece. I love the wood grain

Well done


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Mark Sanger

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 06:20 PM

Hi Kent

thank you for your comment. The wood was quite punky and it almost ended up on the fire pile. But I am glad I persevered. It took about half a pot of CA glue.

Thanks again foryour comment.



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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 07-01-2011 07:21 PM

Very beautiful bowl. Welcome back. Been there and done that on a lot of CA glue.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 07:28 PM

It’s glorius. The small pieces I’ve attempted in spalt have exploded on my lathe. This takes patience and skill, no doubt about it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 07-01-2011 10:01 PM

hi beautiful turning and very nice piece of spalted wood
love it branck

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#6 posted 07-02-2011 12:00 AM

Lovely bold form & turn Mark complimented by a great piece of timber, that is a very graceful fall from the shoulder to the base. :))

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

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Mark Sanger

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#7 posted 07-02-2011 05:51 AM

Hi all

Thank you very much for your comments they are much apreciated.

Take care



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#8 posted 07-02-2011 05:52 AM

Nice lines!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#9 posted 07-02-2011 10:51 AM

Sweet! Love the wood!

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

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#10 posted 07-02-2011 09:33 PM

Been a while for me too. Beautiful turning, nice form too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Mark Sanger

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#11 posted 07-03-2011 09:16 PM

Hi all

Thanks you for your comments.

The wood is something special when you can catch it before it gets too punky. It has so much going on that I like to only turn a simple form to show it off.


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