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Spalted Maple Vase

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Project by Kerux2 posted 09-05-2013 04:20 AM 821 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tried a walnut collar out… don’t know if I went through the best process of making one… but it came out okay. This is 5 1/2” high and 4 3/4” in diameter.

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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 09-05-2013 04:32 AM

Beautiful grain—you really coaxed the hidden nature out of that piece from mother nature. Outstanding job!

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VaOak

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 06:11 AM

Nice job – did you have to stabilize the wood before turning?

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 08:11 AM

A real work of art, love the wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-05-2013 11:04 AM

Beautiful vase…excellent, excellent job.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 12:38 PM

That is a great looking vase. Your choice of a walnut collar with the spalted maple is well pronounced.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 04:25 PM

Wow, that is one beautiful vase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What finish did you use?
................Jim

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

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Kerux2

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#7 posted 09-05-2013 06:01 PM

Thank you everyone. The finish is 3 coats of shellac sanding inbetween, and then 5 coats of wipe on poly.

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John Choponis

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#8 posted 09-06-2013 01:46 AM

Very nice!

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ken_c

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#9 posted 09-06-2013 12:12 PM

I’m liking it!

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#10 posted 09-07-2013 02:25 PM

Nice – we’ve been playing with spalted maple and beech lately. Making for some very cool turnings.

Good choice of a log for this one, I like when the branch intersections come in at odd angles and you get that little spider web split out from the knot.

We’re stabilizing with epoxy on most of ours, as they are storm falls and firewood saves. A few exploded while hollowing out before we got to stabilize but we’re getting enough to survive to get some cool stuff.

Keep going – great way to turn firewood into artwork!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 09-09-2013 04:05 PM

Gorgeous bowl! Like the shape and the grain patterns look amazing with the great finish. Excellent job!

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#12 posted 09-26-2013 03:36 AM

The spaulted pieces are my favorite as they are unique and so dang interesting. Very nice turning !

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 05:57 AM

Lovely figure.

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