BIG leaf maple

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Project by trifern posted 05-20-2008 10:09 PM 1947 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is turned from big leaf maple that has some gorgeous grain. I tried to keep the shape simple as to highlight the grain pattern. It measures 4” tall by 7.5” wide and is finished with wipe-on poly.

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#1 posted 05-20-2008 10:24 PM

Yep, you`re right, it has some gorgeous grain! Glad you were there to find it and share it with us!

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#2 posted 05-20-2008 11:48 PM

That has some fantastic looking grain! Great job.

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#3 posted 05-20-2008 11:54 PM

wow that has some amazing grain. great job!

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#4 posted 05-21-2008 12:45 AM


This is a wonderful looking bowl. You have really come far in a short period of time with your turning skills.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed this one.

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#5 posted 05-21-2008 02:10 AM

Trifern, I’ll have to echo the comments above. This is a great turning! The grain in this bowl is absolutely incredible!...and ranks right up there with your “Crotch Honey” and “Red Burl” bowls.

Thanks for posting it and keep them coming!

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 05-21-2008 02:12 AM

Gorgeous, Trifern!

You and Alin have this bowl-turning business down pat. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-21-2008 02:54 AM

Trifern, after reviewing your projects, you either have incredibly good luck in finding gorgeous wood, or (more likely!) you have an amazing eye and a talent for revealing the natural beauty within the wood.

Either way, I’m a fan. Another beautiful piece.

-- Ryno

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#8 posted 05-21-2008 04:05 AM

Man there is nothing wrong with that Grizzly you bought. If it performs on heavy wood like this you don’t need another lathe, and if you do I’ll buy this one off you. It does as nice as my Delta if not better. Once again I knew you would make it happen, just beautiful. Ever tried burning some lines in it or rings. Would you send me a pm on what you’re getting for them. Love how the top turns in on itself. mike

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#9 posted 05-21-2008 06:16 AM


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#10 posted 05-21-2008 01:29 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 05-21-2008 08:14 PM

Another wonderful piece of art. What a miracle wood, in it’s myriad guises, is. Nothing tops Big Leaf Maple for me (except maybe spalted Big Leaf).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 05-22-2008 01:17 AM

This is so awesome. I love it.

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#13 posted 06-01-2008 01:05 AM

Excellent Trifern, excellent.

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#14 posted 06-01-2008 08:03 PM

nice bowl, love the grain.

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#15 posted 07-09-2008 11:24 AM

Great looking bowl!

Thanks for the post


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