Very nice work Chas
As always, another beautiful piece Chas! Those two woods compliment each other well.
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Wow, you must have acquired a nice batch of spalted beech. This is another nice piece, Chas.
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Am I missing something? You're spalting them inside your greenhouse? What a great idea!
It would appear that the conditions in my greenhouse (the wood is loosely covered with plastic) provide enough humidity to even the moisture gradient across the slabs/blocks to reduce any splitting.
The current crop of bowls were from some branch material that I did not have time or energy to convert at the time of collection, just got dumped at the rear of my greenhouse on a large mound of lawn moss, noted one day that there was a rainbow selection of differing fungi that on investigation indicated that it looked just on borderline salvageable, so followed a couple of days last November band sawing and frantic rough turning to halt its progress.
Chas, those are beyond words. Beautiful work, art in action. Nothing else to say. Speechless.
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The holy grail in spalted beech and laburnum, very nice.
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Bah!!! Chas, your killin' me!! That is some nice work and an impressive store of wood...could I interest you in some english walnut by chance? I really like the spalted stuff.
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