Spalted Southern Magnolia Pedestal Bowl

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 02-06-2014 08:16 PM 1423 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Bowl is made from a Southern Magnolia tree that was blown down in a storm. I was able to dry it slowly and save the pith and get a little spalting of the wood in the process.
The bowl measures 6 1/2 inches wide by 5 3/4 inches high and has a satin lacquer finish and would make a great candy dish.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 08:34 PM

WOW, thats gorgeous!

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 08:39 PM

Absolutely stunning.

-- Tommy,

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 08:52 PM

Beautiful piece

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 09:38 PM

Very nice bowl and a beautiful piece of spalted magnolia…thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 10:01 PM

Love that grain and you did great on it!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 02-06-2014 10:27 PM

Beautiful work!

Stunning wood and a great shape


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 11:05 PM

Great job and thanks for showing the dimensional information.

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 11:31 PM

Beautiful form & wood; the spalting sure is stunning.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#9 posted 02-07-2014 12:55 AM

Absolutely awesome!!

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

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 02:40 AM

beautiful bowl!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 02-07-2014 05:13 AM

A real beauty

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 02-07-2014 05:23 AM

Looks good! How did you like working with that Magnolia? We have a ton here in Texas and I have always wondered what the wood was like.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#13 posted 02-07-2014 12:59 PM

Stunning work. Do you have to treat the spalted material before or while turning with CA?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#14 posted 02-07-2014 01:44 PM

Really spectacular piece of wood and you did an excellent job turning it. This is the kind of turning I like. I don’t currently turn but if I did this is they type of thing I’d hope to achieve. Thanks for sharing it.

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#15 posted 02-07-2014 02:13 PM

That is a striking piece! Very nicely done.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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