Spalted Maple Stuff and Some Walnut

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Project by lew posted 02-10-2013 12:11 AM 1371 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed a platter, little bowl, a few wine bottle stoppers and some wine glass displays.

Finished with Minwax semigloss poly, buffed with 0000 steel wool and then a couple of applications of Johnson’s Furniture Wax.

Not being a wine drinker, I really goofed when I made the wine glass holders! Went to the cupboard and got the wine glasses with the largest bowl so the spacing would not hit the side of the wine bottle. I didn’t realize that different wine glasses would have different diameter stems. I sized the slots to easily fit these stems- 3/8”. Now I realize that other glasses might have thicker stems. I guess who ever gets the holders will have to buy glasses that fit- or use the holder to wind up kite string.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 12:22 AM

Nice. Love the wood!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 12:34 AM

Very nice turnings with fantastic grain patterns!

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 12:40 AM

Nice turnings Lew love the spalted wood

-- Cosmicturner

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 01:48 AM

Nice job! Beautiful Wood!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 02-10-2013 01:59 AM

you did a beautiful job on those plates, i love that wood, i dont think the thickness of the stems will be a big deal, its a really way to display your wine and the glasses, its really great..your work never ceases to amaze me Lew, this must have been a ball to make…maybe you can do a video of turning something like this, i would love to see you work it…just a thought…grizz

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#6 posted 02-10-2013 02:05 AM

You have made some really nice items. Thanks for posting them.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 02-10-2013 02:05 AM

Beautiful wood, great work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 02-10-2013 04:12 AM

Love the spalted wood. Nice job on all

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 02-10-2013 04:16 AM

Lew some great looking wood and some beautifulturnings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 02-10-2013 04:26 AM

Beautifully crafted!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 02:00 PM

A nice array o turnings Lew. That spalted is very beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 02-10-2013 02:31 PM

These are beautiful projects, Lew.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 02-10-2013 04:02 PM

Jay- Thanks!

Geoff- Thanks!

Cosmic- Thanks!

Tim- Thanks!

Grizz- Thanks!

Mike- Thanks!

Monte- Thanks!

Rick- Thanks!

Karson- Thanks!

Meilie- Thanks!

Roger- Thanks!

Charles- Thanks!

A slab spalted maple was a Christmas present from a friend and the idea, for the wine glass holders, is from the many folks who posted here at LJs.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 02-10-2013 07:21 PM

pic 2 &3 sure show some gorgeous wood..nice turnings

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#15 posted 02-11-2013 09:13 PM

Truly beautiful!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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