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Ambrosia Maple bowl

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Project by Roper posted 1040 days ago 1109 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

9”x5”, food safe finish

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com





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tomd

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#1 posted 1040 days ago

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

-- Tom D

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peteg

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#2 posted 1040 days ago

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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Michael1

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#3 posted 1040 days ago

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, http://www.scicaskets.com

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MShort

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#4 posted 1040 days ago

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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Woodenwizard

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#5 posted 1040 days ago

Nice! I love your turnings.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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sedcokid

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#6 posted 1040 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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tomd

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#7 posted 1039 days ago

Sorry I’m an old man, where am I ?

-- Tom D

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 1039 days ago

I like the bold round shape

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

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 1035 days ago

Great looking bowl. Love that maple

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Roper

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#10 posted 1033 days ago

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

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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