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Spalted Maple Bowl (1st bowl)

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Project by Woodknack posted 05-09-2013 06:36 AM 1387 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first bowl, spalted maple. A bit punky, it should have been stabilized first but hey I can’t learn everything the first time out. Finished with mineral oil.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 10:41 AM

”it should have been stabilized first ” ... Well, time will tell about that wont it?

But hey, it looks great from where I’m sitting!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 12:17 PM

Beautiful first bowl, Rick! Being that it is spalted that much, I don’t think it will move much now.
At least it is not punky. That requires a lot of work to make it come out looking okay. You sure started off with a very pretty grained wood!! keep on turning!!!!!!!! Oh and number them. My mentor told me that I should not attempt a hollow vessel until I have turned at least 50 bowls. I’m now up to 59. it is amazing how fast the count up!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 01:27 PM

Rick, this is a beautiful bowl and the wood is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Sanding2day

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 01:37 PM

Very cool looking wood and congrats on a successful first bowl… Look forward to giving some turning a try once I attain a lathe although might be a few :(

-- Dan

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ldl

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#5 posted 05-09-2013 01:43 PM

Great lookin bowl. The spalting makes for an unusual grain pattern.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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woodworkerforchrist

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#6 posted 05-09-2013 03:15 PM

Beautiful!! I have gotta get a lathe someday! Very nice work!!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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REO

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#7 posted 05-09-2013 03:20 PM

WOW! looks great!

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Woodknack

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 05:19 PM

Thanks everyone.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 05-09-2013 07:35 PM

Great first job Rick, and great selection of a blank.

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

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Kreegan

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 08:41 PM

Very nice work, Rick. I like the way the spalting is kind of concentrated on one side. Makes it visually appealing.

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branch

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#11 posted 05-09-2013 08:55 PM

hi very nice bowl great piece off turning

branch

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Tom Godfrey

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#12 posted 05-09-2013 09:47 PM

Great job even if it was the first. All that I am able to do is based on making mistakes. Made a few today. Just one of those days when nothing seem to go right. Keep on turning.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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#13 posted 05-10-2013 02:45 AM

Nice spalting and turning : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 05-10-2013 03:39 AM

your bowl looks great. The spalted maple makes a beautiful bowl.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 05-11-2013 10:32 PM

Great piece! Very nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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