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Project by jockmike2 posted 03-10-2007 03:38 AM 1226 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

was very careful with the spalting, spent as little time as possible around the spalting and sanding. Had all my air cleaning devices going full blast. I think it was worth it, and so far no ill affects. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-10-2007 03:43 AM

Going to have to move your lathe outdoors Mike and get a 48” fan blowing on you.

Very nice on the bowels. Ever tried Ambrosia Maple click the now showing tab to get to the Ambrosia pictures. Or look under his Turner Blocks.

-- 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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Don

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#2 posted 03-10-2007 03:47 AM

Quote jockmike2: ”I think it was worth it, and so far no ill affects.”

Mike, my friend, you are wrong – even the smallest amount of inhaled spalting is not worth the end result. And ”...so far no ill affects”, how do you know?

Unless you are wearing some kind of effective personal air respirator, I would leave this stuff alone.

Yes, the bowl looks great – but will it hold your ashes?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 03-10-2007 04:07 AM

Don My friend, you are probably right. I should leave the crap alone. the good news is its about gone as far as I know. It’s breaking up here and I plan on getting into some walnut, big walnut I have to make some bowls and platters. Also want to try my hand at some furniture making, cabinets and such. Thanks for the wake up call buddy, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Roger Strautman

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#4 posted 03-10-2007 04:08 AM

Mike, the bowl looks great!!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Ethan Sincox

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#5 posted 03-10-2007 06:45 AM

Karson,

You were trying to say, “Very nice on the bowls...” yes?

I hope spalted wood doesn’t affect the other… If so, I’m throwing every piece of it out of my shop tonight!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 03-10-2007 06:49 AM

Lots of beautiful wood in the world to make bowls out of. I look forward to seeing what you do with walnut!

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scottb

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#7 posted 03-10-2007 06:52 AM

I think you’re alright Ethan… at least until it warms up ;)

Actually, I really don’t know, but it makes sense that it could.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Ethan Sincox

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#8 posted 03-10-2007 06:54 AM

On the other hand… I’ve never been a fan of Milk of Magnesia. Maybe spalted wood makes a nice alternative.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 03-10-2007 08:04 AM

I am a big fan of spalted maple and ambrosia maple. They go well in projects when coupled with black walnut and cherry. Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#10 posted 03-10-2007 08:56 AM

Mike nice work. Please be careful!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#11 posted 03-10-2007 01:02 PM

I read somewhere that if you put a chunck of spalted wood in a bin with other wood and add a little water then soon you have a whole lot of spalted wood.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 03-10-2007 01:25 PM

Thanks people, I’m allergic to spalted wood and have to be very careful, thats why the last time I said I looked like a laundry basket with two eyeball sticking out I was so wrapped up. I’ve got a buyer coming tommorw to buy some tools, hopefully I’ll make some room in the big part of the garage and be able to open the door on nice days. Nice comments coming from some very skilled artists, that means you too Deb. GOD BLESS ALL mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 03-10-2007 01:52 PM

aw thanks mike :)

I’m still a “wannabee” but moving forward.
I can’t wait til Rick buys his lathe—I’ll be looking at your work for ideas and inspiration

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#14 posted 03-10-2007 03:57 PM

Great looking bowl, buddy. I, like you, can’t help but like spalted wood’s look. I hope you don’t have the same problems you had before. Take care of yourself.

Debbie, for spalting all you need is to place some wood in water for the proper amount of time and it will spalt. I’ve done it several times and it takes about a month.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#15 posted 03-10-2007 04:13 PM

good job Mike. Keep the dust collection going and I bet you will be ok. The spalting is wonderful in a turned piece like this.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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