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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 120 days ago 532 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 120 days ago

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 120 days ago

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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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 120 days ago

wow, those are very nice, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 120 days ago

very beautiful. The spalted wood is super looking.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 120 days ago

Very nice Fr. Tom.

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

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 118 days ago

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

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