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Project by lenb posted 241 days ago 750 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at a thresher reunion and saw them cut an old maple log with a steam powered saw mill. I noticed that it was a very old rotten log or so I thought. After getting closer I could see that it was a spalted maple tree with some very nice pieces. I was able to make a donation to the fund raising cause and got some very nice lumber. There is a lot of waste but still some very nice pieces. This is the first project I made from it and I think it turned out not to shabby.
Thanks for looking.

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RogerBean

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#1 posted 241 days ago

Nice use of some remarkable wood. The front flutes are a nice detail.
Roger

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

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Huds

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#2 posted 241 days ago

Yes, very nice piece. Great find on the spalted maple. I’d love to come across some, seems hard to find.

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webegone

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#3 posted 241 days ago

Looks great. No where near shabby.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 241 days ago

Good grab on the wood. Great project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 241 days ago

A great design that really showcases that beautiful spalted maple. Most excellent craftsmanship!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bugz

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#6 posted 241 days ago

Very good save on the nice wood, and good use of it. Nice

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 241 days ago

Awesome design with the spalt.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 240 days ago

Very intersting drawer front pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 236 days ago

It’s lovely, the spalted drawers are stunning. You did an excellent job.

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