Spalted Maple Bowl

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Project by tyskkvinna posted 06-24-2012 12:43 AM 3073 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You may remember my other spalted maple bowl—this is from the same log. I played around with the vac chamber a little bit. Gave it a dip in blue and red and kept it streaky.

The base is pretty thick on this because it is really spunky and I wanted it to stay together.

It was just messing around, nothing particularly special. I took some pictures of the tooling involved in my lathe work, which is in a blog post.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 01:11 AM

From you it is more beautiful artwork. In my shop if it’s red, it means I am bleeding again!

Keep up the good work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 01:20 AM

That is super kool. Looks like it’s dripping over the sides. Very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 02:04 AM

The bowl looks like some possessed bleeding thing from a horror movie. Nice work.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 02:07 AM

Nice touch you put on this. Definitely unique!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 06-24-2012 06:58 AM

Hi Good move with the paint. I personally not keen on the shape. In my opinion 1 the foot to big 2 no real curve 3 if wood punky stabilize with CA or resin. Kind Regards Tamboti

rance All cnc and semi automatic laths I have seen use HSS cutters shaped like a canoe with a sharp point and work on the center line resulting in a scraping / cutting action and at high speed.

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#6 posted 06-24-2012 11:23 AM

Nice work. I like the randomness of the colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-24-2012 12:42 PM

yeah, the outside could have more curves. I am kind of limited—I can make something 6” in diameter (this is 5.5) but that’s my absolute max. If I want to make it with a curve, I have to consider the full tool length in the biggest part of the diameter. So I ultimately only had about one inch of tool room available without making the whole thing smaller.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#8 posted 06-25-2012 12:19 AM

If I want to make it with a curve, I have to consider the full tool length in the biggest part of the diameter.

Lis, could you elaborate on that statement? I’m not getting at all what your limitation is, other than maximum diameter. There is really very little limit to the curves you can make in a bowl that size.

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

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 01:48 AM

My answer was complicated enough that I wrote a blog post for you, Charlie!


-- Lis - Michigan - -

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