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A few woodturnings. Spalted birch, red cedar and alder

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!





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Alan

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#1 posted 1112 days ago

Great group of bowls. Love the spalted birch.

-- Alan, Prince George

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murch

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#2 posted 1112 days ago

Agreed. Very eye-catching work.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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SSMDad

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#3 posted 1112 days ago

Excellent job on these! I’ve just started with turning and now understand why it’s so addictive. haha Love the covered bowls especially. What finish did you use on them? With the wood being spalted are they food safe?

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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FoxMountainWoods

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#4 posted 1112 days ago

As long as the spalted wood is dry, your bowl should be as food safe as the finish you apply – and that is a whole other debate on its own! When the wood is dry, the spalting fungi are dormant and will not release spores – any spores already on the wood (and believe me there are also lots of fungal spores on regular wood and in the air…) will be sealed by your finish. Some people can be allergic to spalted wood though, just like some people can be allergic to bees or cats.

-- Scott Hubley - Nova Scotia, Canada - http://www.foxmountainwoods.com

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FoxMountainWoods

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#5 posted 1112 days ago

...and very nice bowls by the way! I also really like the lidded bowls.

-- Scott Hubley - Nova Scotia, Canada - http://www.foxmountainwoods.com

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BarbS

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#6 posted 1112 days ago

Very nice work! I have some spalted birch, and I’d better get to it. These are wonderful.

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Transition

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#7 posted 1112 days ago

Nice collection! I agree with FMW. To add to what FMW stated, when I first started using spalted wood, I caught a nasty upper respiratory infection that lasted for over a month. I am now more careful about wearing a dust mask! But when we turn, I would guess that we end up with far more dust, bacteria, spores, fungi, and chemicals in our system than any one person would recieve from eating a bowl!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 1112 days ago

Beautiful bunch of turnings. Very nice forms and designs. I too have had allergic reactions to spalted wood. Mostly in my eyes, so it makes sense to take every precaution.

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

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 1112 days ago

birch is my favorite spalted wood..just seems to have great color…nice asst.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Stonekettle

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#10 posted 1112 days ago

Nice.

I turn birch and especially spalted Alaskan birch almost exclusively. One piece of advice I’d offer: Get youself some good breathing protection if you’re going to turn spalted wood. As a couple of folks mentioned up above, leaf mold spores can cause serious breathing problems. I got away without protection for a long time, but then a couple of years ago I sucked in a couple of lungfuls of spalt dust and was horribly sick for a week. Came close to anaphalaxia. Nowadays I use a powered filter helmet and a damned good high volume dust collector/filter behind the lathe.

My two cents. Again, nice work.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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Timber58

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#11 posted 1111 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone. I use tung oil on all my turnings. I like the way it leaves the wood natural to touch. I use my lathe outside, so cuts down on the dust a little. Thanks for the heads up on that though, definitely something to be aware of!

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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