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    Magnolia

    This is a piece of Magnolia turned end-grain to try and show off some of the color/spalting. The finish was a liberal coat of rattle can lacquer and then wiped it off before it dried. I didn't want to change the color of the wood and also didn't want a glossy finish.




    Here are a few shots during the roughing out process.





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    Mark, Thats a gourges piece. I need to get back to turning as soon as things quite down in the shop. So many projects and so little time.
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    Another home run, Mark. Did you end up with any cracking in the bottom around the pith?
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    Vaughn, it actually has developed a pith crack in the bottom. I'm going to let it run it's course and then I'll do something to address it.
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    Very nice piece, Mark! I like that one a lot.
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    Mark, I love the shape. I will be trying something similar with some spalted hackberry later this week!

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    Mark that is a great looking piece and great looking wood.
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