Spalted Maple Box from the Lathe

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Project by cajunpen posted 10-01-2013 12:19 AM 1503 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this piece of Spalted Maple left from a Ringmaster box that I finished yesterday. It is 2 1/2” tall and 1 3/4” wide. The piece of Maple was very punky (porous) and a pain to turn. I am pretty happy with it. I’m still in training on my lathe, but I think I’m seeing some improvement. Every project is a learning experience.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 12:21 AM

That is one beautiful piece of wood and a great job of turning it!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 12:28 AM

You certainly are getting better turning Bill. That is a beautiful box.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 12:45 AM

great little box/turning. The spalted maple pattern is really cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 12:49 AM

That box has everything going for it, and a beautiful piece of wood. Sure looks like some great learning experience to me.

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

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 12:50 AM

now that is a gorgeous piece , love the wood, and of coarse your talent is bar none…really like it

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 12:59 AM

Beautiful wood on a very nice turning.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 02:12 AM

Beautiful wood and nice, simple lines. I like it. Did you have to stabilize the punky wood?

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 02:42 AM

Sweet! I like it!

-- Dick

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#9 posted 10-01-2013 02:42 AM

That piece would look good on any dresser Bill, well done

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

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#10 posted 10-01-2013 04:48 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 10-01-2013 10:54 AM

Beautiful little spalted box Bill…Nice turning.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 10-01-2013 12:11 PM

Wood that was well worth saving, and a nice exterior form. Good job.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#13 posted 10-01-2013 12:23 PM

I’m impressed, Bill. Keep it up. I recently turned a bowl after being away from the lathe for a good while, and I found out it’s not like riding a bicycle…. you do forget how if you don’t keep in practice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 10-01-2013 05:44 PM

Thanks guys AND gals for all of the positive comments.

Charlie, you are right – the lathe does require constant practice – at least at my skill level :-)). I really enjoy turning, it’s almost Instant Gratification.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 10-01-2013 06:04 PM

Nice one!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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