Maple Bowl

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Project by Woodbridge posted 12-28-2011 05:55 AM 1378 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of maple log in my shop for about 2 years. I started turing it many months ago, but is was so irregular and had so many holes and cracks in it I could not figure out what to do with it. It was however very nicely figured and so interesting that I did not want to throw it out. Well this week I cut it in half. I ran one half through the bandsaw to make some small boards that I will use to build a box. The other half was used to turn this maple bowl. It is about 6 inches in diameter and just over 3 inches high. As I was turning it started to open up a number of times and there were many spots with bark that I dug out or cracks and they were filled with epoxy mixed with either walnut pine or mahogany sawdust.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 05:57 AM

cool turning.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 11:51 AM

Now THAT is Beautiful!!! Love to have it sitting on MY Coffe Table! GOOD STUFF!!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 11:55 PM

Nice job did your nerves hold up like the bowl well done some nice figure in this piece

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 12:44 AM

Hi Derek, thanks, I think there is almost as much epoxy in this bowl as there wood, but it was some nicely fugured I couldn’t stop.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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