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Project by John Choponis posted 373 days ago 2493 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at a local sawmill and grabbed this piece off the conveyor belt before it reached the chipper. Nicely figured piece of soft maple. Made a nice candy dish.

John





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JustJoe

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#1 posted 373 days ago

Love that figure!

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#2 posted 373 days ago

Nice save but a great project from it.
Dave

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 373 days ago

Great save on the wood, great work on the bowl.

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#4 posted 373 days ago

Great Save, turned out really nice.

CtL

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BillyD3152

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#5 posted 373 days ago

Wow. That is beautiful.

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Vince

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#6 posted 373 days ago

Instead of mulch…it a beautiful candy dish. Well done

-- Vince

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#7 posted 373 days ago

nice spot and resultant work.

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#8 posted 373 days ago

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OakHill

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#9 posted 373 days ago

Beautiful! A great save and a work of art.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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BENTWOOD

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#10 posted 372 days ago

No wood trash is safe around you. :)
Very nice piece.

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RussellAP

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#11 posted 372 days ago

Maple rarely disappoints.

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matts_dad

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#12 posted 371 days ago

John – That bowl sure is attractive. Very well done!

Never thought much about the soft maples. They weren’t the best firewood, and would easily break off in wind storms. We used to call them ‘swamp maples’. Guess I was missing something.

Do any of you guys have advice about drying off chunks of local wood like this with out cracking. I’ve never had muck luck in this department.

Keep up the good work John.

-- Barry

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John Choponis

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#13 posted 371 days ago

Thanks for all of the comments.

Barry – I use a wax called anchor seal to stop woods from cracking. I also cover chunks of wood with saw dust/chips and that helps slow the drying process down.

John

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#14 posted 370 days ago

John – That piece seems pleasing to both the eyes and hands. Thanks for the tips on waxing and drying.

-- Rod - Oregon

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TerryDowning

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#15 posted 370 days ago

Just gotta love it.

One man’s trash ….

Very nicely turned.

-- - Terry

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