Silver Maple HF

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Project by Loucarb posted 1062 days ago 1165 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was turned from piece of spalted silver maple crotch wood. 5” H x 4” W finished with wipe on poly. The wood was a little pulpy and there are still a few pot marks but overall the finish didn’t come out to bad. Really liked the grain in this wood, I hope I did it justice. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 1062 days ago

Amazing! You are the lathe master! And it helps with a piece of wood like this one, just great, thanks for sharing!


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#2 posted 1062 days ago

Sweet !!! Great piece of wood and a great finish.

-- John

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#3 posted 1062 days ago

Wow that is some stunning grain! Well done Lou.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 1062 days ago

Came out great , Lou : )

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

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#5 posted 1062 days ago

Great turning Lou – beautiful grain and the finish really lets it pop. Spalted wood is always a gamble on the lathe – I lost a vessel I was turning the other day on a piece of spalted plum. One side just crumbled while being hollowed….It would have been a really magnificent piece if it had held together (I debated wheter to stabilize or not – guess I lost the debate.

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#6 posted 1062 days ago

hi that is one fantastic piece the spalted wood and you did a great job in bringing out the beauty off the wood you did it justice great shape and very nice finish i love it


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#7 posted 1062 days ago

thanks so much for letting us have a look at yer skill…
i would like to know if you have any pics of yer hollowing rig, and or, how you do it, and any tips you may have for this rookie…
i’ve turned bowls and a bunch of other stuff, but, i want to hollow something…

thanks, rookie

-- rookie ...we'll see what happens...

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#9 posted 1062 days ago

Fantastic finish, Lou!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 1062 days ago

very nice Lou…great shape/form…... and you did do the wood justice..

Well done..I really like this one.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 1062 days ago

Hey Lou, this is a fantastic looking hollow form, you did great!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 1062 days ago

Thats a beautie Lou, I can imagine the grin of your face as this piece can to life when finishing it,well done : )

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

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#13 posted 1062 days ago

Beautiful Lou! Another great job, this is a gorgeous piece of maple. Your hollow forms are outstanding!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 1062 days ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Well appreciated. Rookie trifern posted an excellent blog on hollowing vessels you will like it. Thanks again Lou

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#15 posted 1062 days ago

Awesome!!!!!! Really love this piece.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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