Spalted maple bowl

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Project by BalloonGuy posted 09-23-2013 03:27 AM 807 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted, quilted maple, approx. 6 in. diameter, 2 inches deep. First of two turnings from the same block. Danish oil finish. Eighth bowl ever turned – I’m starting to like this!

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 03:35 AM

Very nice Tom.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 08:04 AM

That’s really nice Tom, I love the grain pattern. Did you core out the other piece or was it part of the same plank??


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 12:27 PM

Bob, the original block was 4” thick, so I divided it for the two bowls. The photos don’t do the grain justice. In person, it shimmers as you rotate it.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 07:07 PM

Sure is a nice looking bowl.

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

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 10:22 PM

Wayne and Dave, thank you.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 01:46 PM

Nice looking piece

-- Ron Campbell

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