Spalted Maple Turnings

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Project by DocK16 posted 2210 days ago 1567 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been hanging around the lathe this weekend. Some spalted maple turnings, sorry I couldn’t get the detail to come out real well on the pics. There is a knot through the norrowest part of the neck which broke during turning and had to glue it twice to get it to hold. I almost tossed it in the scrap box. These were finished with two coats of tung oil and then polished with the Beale Finishing/Polishing System.

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#1 posted 2210 days ago

Geez you turners are starting to make me want to try my hand at this. These are really nice pieces Doc.

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#2 posted 2210 days ago

More beautiful work Doc. Great stuff.

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#3 posted 2210 days ago

Love that tall Vase Doc! That is some of the nicest spalted maple I have seen in some time.

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#4 posted 2210 days ago

Great turnings Doc. What tool did you use to hollow the vase? Thank you for sharing.

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#5 posted 2210 days ago

Really awesome turnings. I really like that splated bowl.

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#6 posted 2210 days ago

Great turnings Dock. That Spalted Maple really looks nice.

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#7 posted 2209 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 2209 days ago


I agree with Betsy. These are gorgeous pieces. The finish looks really good.

Thanks for the post.

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#9 posted 2209 days ago

Dock, these are great looking. great job on the turning. You must be having fun.

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#10 posted 2192 days ago

Just beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing these items : )

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