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Spalted Maple Bowl (1st bowl)

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Project by Rick M. posted 342 days ago 660 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.

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joein10asee

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#1 posted 342 days ago

”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 342 days ago

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!!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 342 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Sanding2day

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#4 posted 342 days ago

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 342 days ago

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 342 days ago

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 342 days ago

WOW! looks great!

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Rick M.

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#8 posted 342 days ago

Thanks everyone.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 342 days ago

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

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Kreegan

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#10 posted 342 days ago

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 342 days ago

hi very nice bowl great piece off turning

branch

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Tom Godfrey

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#12 posted 342 days ago

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 (tom@thcww.com)

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 341 days ago

Nice spalting and turning : )

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 341 days ago

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 340 days ago

Great piece! Very nice!

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

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