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Spalted Elm Candlestick

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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 04-01-2014 06:17 PM 592 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a couple of years since I turned anything on the lathe. I was fiddling around on eBay, and I saw a block of spalted elm cheap. So on a whim, I went ahead and bought it. Once I had it in my shop, I decided to chuck it up in the lathe and this is what came out.

You can click here to see a video of the process.

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org





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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 06:23 PM

Great colors! I like the profile you gave it. Non of it looks like it is punky that makes it so nice to turn.
I was just reading last night on how to spalt my own wood at home. I think I am going to give it a try.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 08:18 PM

Thanks Chris. Yes, it was stable at the core, though there were some outside pieces that just fell off when touched. Good luck with spalting your own wood.

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 09:08 PM

wow, those are very nice, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 10:28 PM

very beautiful. The spalted wood is super looking.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 04-02-2014 12:09 AM

Very nice Fr. Tom.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 02:38 PM

Gorgeous candlestick! Great shape, stunning grains and colors on wood. Great work!

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