Blister Maple Score

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Blog entry by trifern posted 05-29-2008 04:55 AM 3889 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the good fortune of scoring some unbelievable wavy blister maple. I have never seen maple with this much blister figure in it. It is freshly cut and sealed with anchor seal. I plan to attempt turning green timber for the first time. I hope it goes well. This wood is too gorgeous to waste.

Blister Maple

Blister Maple

Blister Maple

Blister Maple

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 05-29-2008 04:59 AM

Your right Trifern….that’s some beautiful maple. Look forward to seeing the finished pieces!

-- Bill, Florida

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#2 posted 05-29-2008 06:02 AM

That’s some nice looking wood!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 05-29-2008 06:16 AM

Scoooore! Can’t wait to see what your magic gouge will do with these.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 05-29-2008 06:18 AM

Some incredible pieces of wood! Looking forward to the products.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 05-29-2008 10:42 AM

You have some nice looking wood to work with. I am sure whatever you decide to do with it will “turn” out just fine.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-29-2008 02:45 PM

That is some wild grain!
Is it from a burl?
It should produce some interesting pieces.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 05-29-2008 08:34 PM

Beautiful grain, it’s similar to the wood I used to make my Heart Box.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 08:58 PM

thats some nice wood trifern. with your skills i can’t wait to see what you do with it. thanks for the post.

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#9 posted 05-30-2008 12:58 AM

Wow, I think I’m envious. Great looking maple!

Please post what you do with it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#10 posted 05-30-2008 08:11 AM

Where do you get your wood again? Looking forward to the projects you turn out…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 05-30-2008 01:40 PM

Dorje, I typically buy my wood from the Woodworkers Store in Pekin and Bloomington, IL. This batch came from a friend who got a call from a firewood processor. The firewood guy said “you gotta see this stuff, too nice for firewood.”

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 05-30-2008 05:41 PM

That’s great!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#13 posted 05-31-2008 05:32 AM

Trifern, you have to be careful. If you start turning green wood there is no going back to dried wood. The green wood cuts so much better and you can get it so much thinner and the tool stays sharp so much longer that you will hate dried wood. Also, since green wood is everywhere, I no not usually pay for it. That means that I dare try crazy things with a lot more enthusiasm. In the worst case my wife mocks me that I destroyed another one.

The wood does look very nice.


-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#14 posted 07-23-2008 06:13 AM

Great looking Maple. Work safely and do great turnings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 07-23-2008 10:54 AM

Lucky you Joe. I am envious.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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