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    small vase

    A guy i know asked me if i would like some wood.Of course i said yes. well this weekend he brought me a truck load of this ugliest stack of wood i've seen in years.(1st pic)Well not sure if i should keep it or not, I decided to plain up a piece of it to see what it really looked like.(2nd pic)As you can see it was spalted maple.As there is a little over 200 bf of this stuff most of it will go for flat wood projects,and the small pieces i have to cut around to get to the good stuff will get glued up to make seg turnings.The third pic is of some i glued up just couse i could.This 3rd pic is what it came out looking like.
    Thanks for looking.Steve
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    It appears that ugly was only skin deep. That should make some fine looking projects.

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    Yeah, sometimes it's the ugly wood that ends up looking the best. Your little vase came out looking nice.
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    I agree with Vaughn. Somtimes ugly is good. Good looking piece
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    You owe that guy a beverage of his choice! You can make a lot of stuff with 200 BF! I expect we will see some more of your work with the wood soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bloem View Post
    It appears that ugly was only skin deep. That should make some fine looking projects.
    Thanks yea that's kinda what i thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Yeah, sometimes it's the ugly wood that ends up looking the best. Your little vase came out looking nice.
    Yea it deffently was ugly just glad i looked under that ugly
    Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    I agree with Vaughn. Somtimes ugly is good. Good looking piece
    Thanks i had one guy on a different forum that thought the top was a little heavy. what do you experts think?
    Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    You owe that guy a beverage of his choice! You can make a lot of stuff with 200 BF! I expect we will see some more of your work with the wood soon?
    Berry not shore how soon it will be as i'm working on a little cab job for the collage down the road.It's a formica job wich i don't care for but it pays.
    Steve

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    well stephen i was gonna offer you a free ride to the south farther but i see you found out that the ugly isnt ugly now shucks i was all set to pilfer you outa some of the ugly stuff:P)
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well stephen i was gonna offer you a free ride to the south farther but i see you found out that the ugly isnt ugly now shucks i was all set to pilfer you outa some of the ugly stuff:P)
    Larry I didn't know you were a pirate to. You know if you were down here i'd give ya some. Buy the way thanks for telling me how to do multi quotes.
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    jist practicin so i can blend in over there in NH's thiots country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    ...Thanks i had one guy on a different forum that thought the top was a little heavy. what do you experts think?...
    Things like looking "heavy" or "light" are pretty subjective -- one of those "eye of the beholder" things. Personally, I think it would look fine with the top a bit lighter/thinner/smaller, but I also think it looks just as good the way it is.
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