Hand Turned Splated Maple & Walnut Christmas Tree Ornament

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 12-29-2012 07:26 AM 1846 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So we have been full force into scavenging wood – much more pending on that project later!

This little ornament is turned from splated maple and walnut. We knocked down a standing dead maple on Mike’s property and are getting ready to take it to the mill soon along with dozens of other tree’s we’ve been scouting. Mike decided to do a test turning and made this ornament contrasting the maple with some walnut.

A small unique little project – simple, elegant, and personal as a gift he made for a friend.

This summer there should be a bunch of spalted maple projects coming. We have Mike’s tree which is a good 30” diameter about 30ft long trunk, and two other large sections we’re taking off a friend’s tree service. We have walnut, cherry, more osage, mulberry, and a mix of other random tree’s coming in from storm falls.

THIS is just a preview!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 11:24 AM

Looks good Eric

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 04:17 PM

its a beautiful piece, im really glad your getting wood from fallen trees and where ever you can find it, im really big into using salvaged wood, that is all i use…good luck with finding more…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 05:10 PM

Wow, bet not having material is driving you nuts! Sounds like the motherload. Look forward to seeing you in action! LOL! Happy New Year!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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