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Some Spalted Maple Turnings

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Project by nonickswood posted 655 days ago 957 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my Neighbors took down this Silver Maple tree about a year ago.
It has some interesting grain. Wish I had a lot more of this. Fun to Turn!
All are finished with Wipe-On Poly, the bowl has Mineral Oil and Beeswax on inside.

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD





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PASs

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#1 posted 655 days ago

Nice. I like spalting.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 655 days ago

Very nice score on the wood.

I think you did a great job and love the shade with the lamp. Two ideas on the bowl
1. you can take a torch and burn the rim alittle to really make it pop out and
2. The side walls should have been a little thinner.

How did you finish off the bottoms on all three?

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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nonickswood

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#3 posted 655 days ago

Thanks Pete, note the corrected spelling.
Arlin thanks for your suggestions. I was hoping to go for thinner walls but wood was very unstable, better too have one piece in hand than several at my feet. All three were parted off with slight recess, the lamp has four shallow holes for small rubber feet to sit in,
high enough to allow for the cord clearance.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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murch

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#4 posted 655 days ago

Very nice work, Nick.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 654 days ago

Nice spalted pieces. You’re right about the instability. I have had a few blow up on me. Best to watch how fast you spin them !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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MarkTheFiddler

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#6 posted 654 days ago

Holy smoke Nick – what a beautiful set! I don’t know what it is but that live edge bowl really speaks to me. You have an incredible eye for the wood!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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nonickswood

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#7 posted 653 days ago

Thank you all for the compliments/suggestions and taking time to look!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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