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Spalted Copper Beech Bowl #2

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 04-12-2013 01:32 AM 790 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another one of Michael Pietras’s projects – my partner in the shop. Turned from a piece of spalted copper beech that fell on my grandmother’s estate during Super Storm Sandy.

This material was one of the pieces that was rotten beyond what would normally be feasible to turn. Stabilized with epoxy it became a completely solid structure. West System will penetrate 100% when applied correctly to a thin walled bowl. Not only is it restructured, its actually water tight! With a Waterlox final finish its even food safe.

A simple bowl – but this is one of those pieces that you can look at time and time again and spot a unique and new grain line or pattern. Its just a very pleasing and calming flow within the natural lines, spalting, mineral stains, and coloration from differences in density and bark inclusions.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 02:11 AM

Outstanding piece. It is absolutely beautiful.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 02:44 AM

None of my beech ever had distinct colors like that. WOW! Great job saving.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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grizzman

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 03:17 AM

someone has been having to much fun..i guess now instead of finding wood, you have to start making things to sell…so are you still doing furniture or are you going a different direction

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

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 04:31 AM

Yes – this is kinda fun.

Yes we’re still making furniture! Some interesting pieces are pending this summer.

Some of these are up for sale. We’re keeping a few, but we’re in business so the bottom line is we have to sell them!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#5 posted 04-12-2013 07:50 AM

Amazing wood and project!

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

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 03:57 PM

That turned out really gorgeous. Like the shape, the wood has some beautiful grains and spalting. Impresive!

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