Spalted Poplar Bowl

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Project by ghost5 posted 01-11-2014 10:01 PM 666 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some friends cut down a massive tulip poplar this summer and I grabbed a couple of limbs to bring home. Not sure how long it had been sitting in their yard but I got it in July and threw it in the kiln. I got two pieces out and when I cut the corners off to make blanks I saw spalting, once I started turning I saw all the color. This is what it turned out to be. It has a few tool bruises and I had to fix a couple of cracks but I like it. Pics aren’t great but hope you can tell how pretty the wood is. Still needs to be buffed.

Measures 6 1/2” x 1 1/2”

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 01:15 AM

Turned out very Nicely, Beautiful! turning.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 01:16 AM

You sure turn some pretty wood. I’m jealous.

-- Glen

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 01:26 PM

Very nice bowl. Great to see projects saved/made from salvage.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 05:29 PM

That looks stunning, love that gorgeous wood and great shape and finish. Great job!

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