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Spalted Maple Turned Box With Ebony Finial

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Project by scrappy posted 09-26-2011 03:54 AM 2083 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted Maple Turned Box with Ebony Finial

This is a piece of Spalted Maple from WoodWorkers Source. My wife went with me to the store to pick up the PurpleHeart for my “Making a Wood Bracelet With Scrappy” Class.
Here is the link. http://lumberjocks.com/scrappy/blog/25290

While there, she said I could get some turning blanks. After selecting 3 blanks, she claimed this one. Saying I had to make her something from it. Well this is the results.

5 1/4 diam X 3 1/4 tall box with a 3 inch tall finial. Turned to an ever 3/16 thick wall.

Spalted Maple box and lid, Ebony finial. Finished with several coats of Tung Oil/Varnish.

Please leave all comments and critiques. I am always trying to improve.

Thanks for looking.
Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





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therookie

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 03:57 AM

thats a beaut.

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 04:03 AM

Your wife has good taste! You do nice work.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 04:12 AM

Beautiful work Scrappy. Beautiful finial and I Love that spalted maple. Great wood combo with the ebony.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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mmh

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 04:15 AM

Beautiful piece!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Karson

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#5 posted 09-26-2011 04:32 AM

Wow great piece of wood and a beautiful piece from it.

Nice job Scrappy. So she might want to go shopping with you more often if this is what she receives.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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B13

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 05:09 AM

Makes me want to turn some wood. how hard was It to turn spalted maple? Is It soft? thanks!

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scrappy

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 06:32 AM

B13, this was HARD maple. It was all pretty solid. Only one soft spot from the spalting.

The last Spalted one I turned, was more rot then not. haha Lots of super glue to keep it from flying apart.

Here it is.

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-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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tomd

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#8 posted 09-26-2011 06:42 AM

Very nice grain and color, great looking piece.

-- Tom D

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Kindlingmaker

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#9 posted 09-26-2011 10:40 AM

A beautiful turning! So, when is your exhibition and at what gallery? : )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Loucarb

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#10 posted 09-26-2011 11:23 AM

Well done Scrappy.

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#11 posted 09-26-2011 01:22 PM

great job! pretty wood

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

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RogerBean

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#12 posted 09-26-2011 02:04 PM

Nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 09-26-2011 04:58 PM

”she said I could get some turning blanks” LOL…thanks Mom : )

Scrappy , I can’t believe how far you’ve come in such a short time…this is definitely a showpiece !!
Great job my friend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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shopmania

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#14 posted 09-26-2011 06:16 PM

Awesome! I hope to be able to do this someday. Just got my lathe, and am getting the chisels sharpened. Any recommendations for a how-to book or video?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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woodwiz

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#15 posted 09-26-2011 06:52 PM

Scrappy this is a really nice turning…I have a question though..why did you go all the way through with the finial? There is nothing wrong with that don’t get me wrong but it seems to inturupt the flow of the grain. I usually don’t go through the top…I put holes in the bottom…lol….still a great turning and I think the finish really did it justice.

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