Spalted Bowl

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Project by JJones98042 posted 02-23-2013 02:25 PM 1281 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second bowl ever made. I gave it to my wife as her Valentines Day present. It is made from a piece of Spalted Hackberry that I bought. I didn’t do anything fancy with the shape, I just wanted to get some more experience and confidence with bowl making.

I added a maple medallion inlaid on the bottom so that I could use my new branding iron to “sign” it. It was sanded to 600 grit, then finished with 3 coats of gloss wipe-on poly for durability.

Thanks for looking. :)

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 04:13 PM

Man that is beautiful bow the wood is amazing. Great work, I’m sure she loves it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 04:50 PM

Nicely turned and outstanding wood too. I liked the bottom medallion. Good idea.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 06:00 PM

Very nice bowl, Nice clean lines, great piece of spalted wood, If this is only your second, your on your way to a lot more.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 12:16 AM

You are a bowl turnin bowl turner… Just awesome! That spalted wood always looks so gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 02:30 AM

That is Gorgeous!!!!!!!

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

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 06:13 AM

Beautiful piece of wood. Neat to see how the different hardwoods spalt.

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

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 01:09 PM

Very spalted and very nice. You’re hooked now. You’ll never be able to walk past a wood pile again.

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

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#8 posted 02-25-2013 05:24 PM

Looks amazing! Like the patterns on the spalted wood, beautiful shape and the medallion. Well done!

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 04:19 PM

I like it. Nice shape, nice finish, nice medallion, great wood. Keep it up. Also, say goodbye to your friends and family, there is no way to stop now.

-- Kayvon

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#10 posted 09-06-2013 09:10 PM

Very nice!

The patterns in that piece of wood are incredible.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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