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    Spalted Maple Bowl

    Well Larry here ya go. Here is the bowl I made out of the big chuck of wood you sent. It was a little dicey at the end. It had some punky wood in it and was getting a little hard to turn. So I took some brushing lacquer and mineral spirits 50/50 and soaked it. I let it dry overnight. I finished it up and left the walls a little thick but I think it came out just fine. I did have one place where the soft wood flew out about a 1" round. I put a piece of blue masking tape inside and filled it with sanding dust and CA. 8" across and 4" high. Finished with brushing lacquer. Thank you Larry.
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    Bernie W.

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    hey i am sorry for the low quality bernie, i was going on what i was told by another turner..as for the quality of it. if you need a replacement holler and i can send yu a box....drop me pm. but your bowl looks nice to me even if it is thick sided,,hey jeff makes his twice that thick and has folks buy them
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    Nice bowl Bernie, and way to work with the punky wood.

    Alan

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    Thanks guys. Larry the wood was fine except for a few soft spots. Nothing a little lacquer/thinner couldn't fix. The wife loves it and doubt it will go anywhere. Thanks again my friend.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl
    The wife loves it and doubt it will go anywhere. Thanks again my friend.
    Bernie looks great as always. My wife woun't let me get rid of Larrys ugly old maple ether.
    Steve
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 07-21-2009 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Fixed a "QUOTE" tag :)

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    just wanted to make sure yu didnt feel yu got a raw deal.. we dont operate that way
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    Hey Larry the is no such thing as a raw deal when someone like you is willing to beautiful wood like that. I understand Larry as I am just a good ole down home farm boy. Thanks again. I truly appreciate your generosity.
    Bernie W.

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    I missed this earlier, Bernie. Great-looking bowl, and that diseased wood ain't bad, either. Awful nice of Larry to keep that piece out of the firewood pile.
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    Great looking bowl Bernie. ...thicker bowls keep the pucker factor down don't they.
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    Great looking bowl Bernie and the finish is real good looking too. I like the shot of the inside really shows of the spalting. Man i like that pattern.
    cheers

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