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Project by John Choponis posted 353 days ago 2479 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.


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#1 posted 353 days ago

Love that figure!

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#2 posted 353 days ago

Nice save but a great project from it.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#3 posted 353 days ago

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

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 353 days ago

Great Save, turned out really nice.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 353 days ago

Wow. That is beautiful.

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#6 posted 353 days ago

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

-- Vince

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#7 posted 352 days ago

nice spot and resultant work.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 352 days ago

Beautiful! A great save and a work of art.

-- John, Illinois,

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#10 posted 352 days ago

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


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#11 posted 352 days ago

Maple rarely disappoints.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#12 posted 351 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 351 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.


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#14 posted 350 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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#15 posted 350 days ago

Just gotta love it.

One man’s trash ….

Very nicely turned.

-- - Terry

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