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Spalted hard maple bowl with ebonized rim

-- Denny, Upper Michigan





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mike

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#1 posted 2199 days ago

Denny

Looks great. Can we get a picture of the bottom and some technical details of the bowl – size, weight etc. Looks to be very thin and burnished on the rim.

Well done – Spalted wood is one of my favorites.

Also please add some tags such as bowl, lathe, maple etc so we can quickly find turning projects in the wealth of material posted here.

One more question – can’t help myself – are you a member of the AAW or a local chapter in MI. looks to me as you have some great skills there.

Cheers
Mike

-- Mike, Maryland, www.thewoodenquill.com

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 2198 days ago

Beautiful bowl Denny from the UP. I’m a troll myself, from under da bridge. Down by Lansing, by golly, welcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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herc

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#3 posted 2198 days ago

Mike-

My wife, 2 sons and I are all members of AAW. We started Superiorland Woodturners this January and have 40 members. I will endeavor to do better with my postings but I am not a real teckie.

Regards,

Denny

-- Denny, Upper Michigan

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 2198 days ago

Can you possibly show a couple more views of this sweet bowl ? Thanks and Welcome to LJs

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lew

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#5 posted 2198 days ago

Nice Bowl!! How did you darken the rim?

Lew

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 2198 days ago

Very nice Denny. I’m with Lew, the dark color of the rim…is it stained/dyed, or is it a different type of wood?

Great job!

-- Martin, Kansas

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 2198 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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trifern

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#8 posted 2198 days ago

Outstanding work. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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TedM

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#9 posted 2195 days ago

Looks great! Third in line for info on the rim. ;)

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herc

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#10 posted 2177 days ago

Hey guys, I have been snowed under at work and have had company for the past month! Sorry for the late reply.

I burned the rim of this spalted hard maple bowl by applying steel wool to the rim at high speed. This is an effective way to add interest and color without stains.

I gave this bowl away as a gift so taking more photos isn’t an option. This piece of wood had some “punk” in it. I soaked it in epoxy after the rough turn and turned it again. I have used this technique on birdseye maple, tiger maple, oak and even on exotic woods with good success. I turn most of my bowls thin to avoid clunkiness.

-- Denny, Upper Michigan

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 2177 days ago

Denny – Thanks for the follow-up on a very beautiful bowl. I will be trying that steel wool trickā€¦as soon as my new v-belt shows up. Till then I’m lathe-less (now I know Jockmike and Sawdust2’s pains of days past all too well).

One more question, if you don’t mind. Does the bottom contain the pith?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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herc

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#12 posted 2177 days ago

Yes, the punkey wood was in the bottom of the bowl.

-- Denny, Upper Michigan

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