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Project by bigogre posted 573 days ago 875 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large hollow form made with spalted maple. It is 15 inces tall and ten across the top. This piece had a couple of spots that the wood was so punky that I could dig chunks out with my fingernails. Rough turned and then soaked with laquer thinned out 50 % to help stabilize it. It absorbed nearly a quart before it was saturated. These are especially dangerous to turn. To get a good cot, the lathe needs to be turned up 1200 rpms, and the inconsistency in density can sometimes take hours of work and explode them into mulch for the garden. It was hollowed out with a shop made laser guided boring bar.

Never realized till now how flat awesome that sounds…. shop made laser guided boring bar. I will have to get a picture of it next time I get it out.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 573 days ago

Well done and the Spalting is beautiful : )

laser guided boring bar….must see !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 573 days ago

Natural beauty revealed, beautiful work. I’m with Dusty56 I gotta see your shop made laser guided boring bar.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 573 days ago

Beautiful Vessel great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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deon

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#4 posted 573 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 573 days ago

It wouldn’t be mulch it would be fire starter. LOL Some great craftsmanship and patience.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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RVroman

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#6 posted 573 days ago

That is beautiful! Spalted wood can indeed be difficult, but the results are worth it, as shown in this masterpiece.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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socrbent

201 posts in 853 days


#7 posted 573 days ago

Beautiful. Having tried to make a bowl from some spalted maple recently, I understand hard is was to get these results. I appreciate your skill.

-- socrbent Ohio

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branch

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#8 posted 572 days ago

hi love the wood in this piece
great bit of turning not easy
with that much spalteding

branch

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peteg

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#9 posted 572 days ago

Quite a large piece, I like the shape it seems to work very well with the spalting.
Nice job well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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toyguy

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#10 posted 572 days ago

Great turn, high risk…....but it came out very nice. Well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 572 days ago

Great job, beautiful wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Dick

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#12 posted 572 days ago

That is an awesome piece of wood and a great turning. Excellent work!

-- Dick

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