Lidded Spalted Tulip Poplar Bowl

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Project by ghost5 posted 189 days ago 520 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got some poplar back in July and got it in the kiln. The other day I got the first piece out to see what it looked like and this is what I found. Really nice spalting and colors had formed. The lid is spalted sycamore I think it wasn’t labeled so it might be something else and the finial is walnut. The finial is the bowl shape turned upside down.

There is some tear out on the end grain but it looks worse in the pics than it is. Finish is just clear stain for now I will shoot it with lacquer for a top coat.

4 1/2” tall including finial 4 3/4” wide

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 189 days ago

beautiful bowl. The design, spalted wood and finial al look great,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 189 days ago

That is a really great looking bowl.
I love the effect of spalting, and this piece is a great example.


-- 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.

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#3 posted 189 days ago

Nice looking bowl ghost. I can see a lot of different colors in it.

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

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#4 posted 188 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 188 days ago

Wow beautiful spalted wood and nicely turned…great work, thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 188 days ago

Great wood goes without saying, but it’s really the shape that I find exceptional. The finial looks like the perfect match. Altogether, a remarkable piece.

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

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#7 posted 188 days ago

Thanks guys I have two kilns full of stuff that is coming out with all kinds of spalting and color. There is at least one more kiln full still to be cut up. Several species. Makes it fun to turn to see what you get.

-- Tommy,

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