Ambrosia Maple bowl

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Project by Roper posted 09-18-2011 11:30 PM 1447 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

9”x5”, food safe finish

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 11:35 PM

Nice bowl, good grain and color. You should say what type of wood it is.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 09-18-2011 11:43 PM

Nice job Roper, well done.
Tom I think the title covers the wood question :))

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

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#3 posted 09-18-2011 11:59 PM

Very nice bowl. I see allot of turnings in ambrosia maple and I tried it once to no avail. The wood was so hard that just shaping the exterior of a vase I was trying to turn resulted in having to stop about three times just to sharpen my gouges. I quit before I started hollowing out the inside as I had allot more time in turning the exterior than I have ever had in a turning. What is the secret to turning these? the stock I was using was hard maple and I have heard that the ambrosia beetle will infest soft maple too, but have never seen it. Any ambrosia I have seen at the lumber mill is always hard maple. Is lathe speed possibly my mistake? Any ideas you might have would be very appreciated.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 12:04 AM

Very nice piece of work. Love the ambrosia figure in it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 12:12 AM

Nice! I love your turnings.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 09-19-2011 03:48 AM

This is a gorgeous piece of Maple, the grain is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 09-19-2011 06:02 AM

Sorry I’m an old man, where am I ?

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 09-19-2011 10:02 AM

I like the bold round shape

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#9 posted 09-24-2011 01:15 AM

Great looking bowl. Love that maple

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#10 posted 09-25-2011 01:51 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback guys and gals,this one was a lot of fun to turn.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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