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Project by RussellAP posted 04-21-2013 12:53 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of two blanks I have. Absolutely beautiful maple burl with spalting and curly parts. 10 inches. You don’t find many blanks like this one online.

Thanks for looking.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 01:02 AM

Oh boy – that is an absolutely beautiful bowl. The wood is spectacular. Thanks for sharing with us

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

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Mark

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 01:13 AM

great piece of wood and nice job in the turning !

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 02:33 AM

very nice,beautiful piece.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 03:10 AM

Nice wood and nice shape. You have been practicing!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 03:40 AM

Robert, I think I’m ready to move to a square bowl now, some hunk of wood, a burl perhaps, and a nice decorative lid. There are so many things I want to make, I don’t know where I’ll get the time. Finding the wood is the hardest part.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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deon

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 06:30 AM

Nice grain yes

-- Dreaming patterns

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 08:15 AM

Beautiful piece.
Thanks for posting.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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alph

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 03:21 PM

my mother in law had a maple burr in her flower garden rotting away, we went to the renaissance festival near St. Paul where a guy had made some goblets out of a burr, she loved it, when i told her that she had that kind of wood rotting in her flower garden she brought it too my house and set it in my garage with a note saying “make me something”, so i made her two bowls and a plate.

-- alberto angelo

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 06:41 PM

Really nice Alberto. You just never know what a maple has inside. I love them, even though they can be a little snippey to cut. At least they sand out well, you cant really over sand with 80G even the stuff is so hard.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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alph

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 10:46 PM

i felt bad posting that picture, i didn’t want to steal your thread. by the way, the black part of that bowl was rotten wood that i strengthened up with CA glue i got from the hobby shop, it varnishes nicely, seeps into every nook and cranny, only bad thing is that the fumes are REALY hard on the eyes!! (you’ll find out what i mean if you ever use it.)

by the way, just call me al.

-- alberto angelo

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#11 posted 04-26-2013 01:11 PM

Russell, that is gorgeous. Maple is always something of a surprise, isn’t it? You never know until you open it up. Your piece is beautiful.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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RussellAP

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#12 posted 04-26-2013 01:23 PM

BarbS, thanks. I’m glad its a domestic wood. I’m getting a chainsaw soon and then I’ll look for some down trees and cut my own blanks. It’s hard to find something worth turning these days online.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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