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    Spalted Pecan

    I bought this piece of wood from Dale the Burl Guy several years ago. At that time I only had the ShopSmith and it was just too light to do any good with this chunk of wood. Way off balance and even after I got it round. I even took it over to Phil's to get it round. Once round I still had an out of balance blank. It has been sitting on my to-do shelf for a long time, until a few months ago when I pulled it down and turned it on my Nova 1624.


    This bowl is 9" x 3 3/4". There are 4 coats of Seal-A-Cell and 5 or 6 coats of Arm-A-Seal. Each coat was wet sanded with 400 grit wet/dry. It is still not perfectly smooth because of the various inclusions and deep open grain areas. It was really a joy to turn once I had it on the Nova and applied sharp tools to it.


    All comments and questions welcome.
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    Last edited by Doug Miller; 06-07-2009 at 12:15 AM.
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    nice piece of pecan sure is pretty wood doug and i think yu waited for just the right time cuz it turned out well!!!
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    The typical response is beautiful form and finish.. that it is -- but I think that wood speaks for itself and you have brought out the best... Beautiful.
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    Good looking bowl and some really pretty wood.
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    Looks real good from here, Doug. Your finish reflects the hard work you put into it.
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