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    A little something from this morning.

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    ______________Spalted Beech & Laburnum (157 mm D. X 134 mm H.)
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    Very nice work Chas

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Wow, you must have acquired a nice batch of spalted beech. This is another nice piece, Chas.
    Just a bit more to wade through Vaughn, although the rest was put to dry before the spalting had taken such a hold.
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    Chas,

    Am I missing something? You're spalting them inside your greenhouse? What a great idea!

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Chas,
    Am I missing something? You're spalting them inside your greenhouse? What a great idea!
    Thanks,
    Bill
    Not exactly Bill, although a certain amount of spalting continues for a while the main aim is to dry the wood without it splitting.

    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.
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    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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