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#1 posted 09-11-2012 05:57 PM
Very nice sir. Looks great. What kind of finish?
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#2 posted 09-11-2012 06:02 PM
That looks fantastic – a very good choice of wood as well as orientation for cutting!
Keep up the great work!
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#3 posted 09-11-2012 06:16 PM
WOW , That is just beautiful !! Love the shape and the Spalting : )
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#4 posted 09-11-2012 06:36 PM
That’s a beauty of a spalting. I’d love to get my hands on some of that.
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#5 posted 09-11-2012 08:16 PM
It’s a lovely piece, looks flawless.
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#6 posted 09-11-2012 09:25 PM
Whoa!!!!!!!!!!! that is a beautiful piece, Ben. Very nice shape and a very fine piece of wood!!Thanks for sharing!
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#7 posted 09-11-2012 09:37 PM
Amazing craftsmanship and an outstanding artistry!
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#8 posted 09-11-2012 09:51 PM
Wow! Perfect to my eyes!
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#9 posted 09-12-2012 12:48 AM
Good looking hollow form. Nice lines in the spalting.
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#10 posted 09-12-2012 03:21 AM
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#11 posted 09-12-2012 10:41 AM
you did that wood proud..lovely shape & vessel.
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#12 posted 09-12-2012 02:50 PM
Beautifully done. Did you have to prepare the spalted maple in some way in order for it to work well? Sometimes it’s very soft and crumbly.
#13 posted 09-12-2012 03:11 PM
Thanks for the kind words.
The finish is sanding sealer and Renaissance wax.
To deal with tearout I soaked the roughed out piece in a mix (3:1) of water and yellow glue. I still have to shear scrap and sand but it was less.
#14 posted 09-13-2012 03:48 AM
How long do you need to soak it for , Ben ?
#15 posted 09-14-2012 02:46 PM
I soaked it over night.
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