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    Granddathers find

    My granddaughter and me found this bowl in a piece of walnut.The walnut is from a limb that has been sitting at the edge of a field for at least 5 years.I've been seeing it at least that long, and latley have been wanting to check it out not knowing what it was.Well as the man that owned the property died 3 years ago and nothin has been done with the place,but knowing that the field only has walnut and peach in it.So i took a walk down there this mourning and broke off a chunk. Well this was a small chunk and it had deffently started to spalt.
    Well here are a few pics in no certan order. Hope ya like thanks always
    Steve
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    that turned out almost as good as the grand daughter did
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    Na Trinity turned out perfect(or so i like to believe)

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    Trinity, I think you and Grandpa had better go for another walk and break off a few more pieces

    Nice wood, and Trinity, tell Grandpa to spoil you rotten, Uncle Stu said so!
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    Nice bowl and cute granddaughter Stephen.

    One question how have you got that bowl held on the faceplate. Is that picture when it was still solid and you were turning the outside shape and tenon?
    cheers

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    That's a cool little bowl, Steve. I don't think I've seen spalted walnut before. Neat-looking stuff.
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    Cool bowl Steve, and for Trinity's face I can see that there will be more to come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Trinity, I think you and Grandpa had better go for another walk and break off a few more pieces

    Nice wood, and Trinity, tell Grandpa to spoil you rotten, Uncle Stu said so!
    Stu you ain't got to tell her but ounce and her shoes are on and she's telling you to hurry up.She don't have to tell us to spoil her as she is the only grandchild on bouth sides.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Nice bowl and cute granddaughter Stephen.

    One question how have you got that bowl held on the faceplate. Is that picture when it was still solid and you were turning the outside shape and tenon?
    Rob yea that first pic the wood was still solid as you figured.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's a cool little bowl, Steve. I don't think I've seen spalted walnut before. Neat-looking stuff.
    Vaughn i had never saw any ether and didn't know it would even spalt.As you can guess it was just spalting about1/3 of the way down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Cool bowl Steve, and for Trinity's face I can see that there will be more to come
    Tony Trin has been coming into the shop since she could walk.Her other pa pa is the plant manager for a large wood working co so she is growing up on bouth sides in wood work.

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    Nice piece of wood and a cute little lady. Hope you know how lucky you are. We grandparents are a lucky bunch.
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    Walnut will indeed spalt, usually with white lines in the dark wood. When there is enough of it to cause the color changes, the boundries are usually filled with various colors in the darker schemes of walnut. I could be totally off guard with this, but I believe you have a wonderful piece of peach trunk wood there. Regardless what the wood is, you most assuredly found a treasure and did a great job with it. The Grand-daughter ain't half bad herself. I know your proud.
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