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Project by John Choponis posted 08-14-2013 01:28 AM 2965 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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#1 posted 08-14-2013 02:09 AM

Love that figure!

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 02:36 AM

Nice save but a great project from it.
Dave

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 02:41 AM

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

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 03:20 AM

Great Save, turned out really nice.

CtL

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 04:04 AM

Wow. That is beautiful.

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#6 posted 08-14-2013 05:49 AM

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

-- Vince

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 09:10 AM

nice spot and resultant work.

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#8 posted 08-14-2013 09:29 AM

Awesome bowl John.

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#9 posted 08-14-2013 09:56 AM

Beautiful! A great save and a work of art.

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 03:38 PM

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

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#11 posted 08-14-2013 04:02 PM

Maple rarely disappoints.

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#12 posted 08-15-2013 06:59 PM

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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#13 posted 08-16-2013 02:27 AM

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 08-16-2013 03:02 PM

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 08-16-2013 03:42 PM

Just gotta love it.

One man’s trash ….

Very nicely turned.

-- - Terry

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