Spalted Maple Bowl

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The bowl came from a section of 40” diameter Maple tree. The diameter of the bowl is 14” and is 9” tall. This tree had been down for about a year and a fellow woodturner and I tackled the monster tree trunk and it had some very nice spalting to it. The is the largest bowl that I have turned on my lathe and made a great birthday present for my mom. She love the spalting in the bowl and really like this large bowl. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 03:01 PM

Very attractive bowl, I’m sure your Mom appreciates the gift. Good job.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 03:20 PM

A great looking bowl Mike. I like the shape of it lot. The spalted maple is also great looking. Lucky Mom.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 03:24 PM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that spalted maple. Beautiful bowl, Mike!!

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

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 03:34 PM

Gorgeous, Mike!

I really like the shape!

Looks like the wood was solid and not pithy like some spalted maple.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 03:45 PM

Wow! I love spalted maple, and that’s the biggest bowl I’ve ever seen made from it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 04:13 PM

nice work

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 06:10 PM

Big beautiful bowl Mike. Great spalting maple.

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

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#8 posted 07-09-2013 08:20 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 07-09-2013 09:22 PM

Looks like the sort of job a boy does for his Mum, great form & finish Mike, man that is a big bowl. :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 07-09-2013 10:16 PM

That is so nice.
Great eye you got there to find this gem and turn it into such a delight.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 07-10-2013 03:07 AM

Very nice. like the finish…

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#13 posted 07-10-2013 11:57 AM

That is one big beautiful bowl. I love working with spalted maple on the lathe. It can be a real challenge… Looks like you did a great job with it. Congrats!

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#14 posted 07-10-2013 02:34 PM

Beautiful bowl—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 07-11-2013 02:12 AM

Tremendous job there Mike! I like it a whole bunch, too!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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