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Project by YoungWilly posted 09-30-2013 07:19 PM 536 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a spalted maple dish I made specifically to donate to my work’s charitable campaign auction it holds every year. It’s just under 6 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches tall. Sanded (or should I say polished?) to 12’000 grit, then applied a few coats of beeswax and topped with 3 coats of lacquer. I’ll update with the winning bid’s price once the auction closes (Nov. 1st) if anyone is interested.

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 08:53 PM

Willy, that’s one beautiful dish. Let us know what it goes for.

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

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peteg

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 10:19 PM

Good luck with the auction Willy, nice dish well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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BarbS

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 10:32 PM

Beautiful wood. I’m curious, why would you apply Beeswax and then three coats of lacquer over the wax?

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YoungWilly

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 10:44 PM

Thanks for all the comments! Barb, I used wax to fill the pores of the end grain, I turned it face grain so there’s a bit of tear out.

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 11:33 PM

Very nice dish, the wood is beautiful…nicely turned Willy.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 12:24 AM

That is a beautiful piece. Should sell well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 01:40 PM

Lovely piece! The great finish really made those pretty grain patterns pop.

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lew

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#8 posted 10-03-2013 11:24 PM

Gorgeous!
Love the shape and proportions.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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YoungWilly

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#9 posted 11-18-2013 07:22 PM

Thanks everyone! Well the auction has concluded and it sold for 50$ CDN. Not too shabby! The auction winner was bidding on it furiously :)

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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