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    Bowl for a friend

    This is an Ambrosia bowl that I made for a friends wife.Well I didn't make it for em,but while they were visiting us from SC a while back,his misses took a liking to it and beings he just dropped off about nine African mahogany boards ranging from 3 1/2 thick x 6" to 9" wide,all 8 ft long,I just waited till he got home,finished it an sent it.he's making me a captured hollowing rig.It measures 15 X 4" finished w/a danish oil ( I mix it) beal buffed then a coat of carnuba wax.

    Bernie
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    turned on the Nova 1624 no doubt. Nice work Ken. Mrs. Wizzy will love it I'm sure.


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    Beautiful bowl, Ken. I like that one a lot.

    I have never turned Ambrosia; what is it like to turn?
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    Beautiful Ken! Great gift tool!
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    That one's real pretty, Ken. Great job.
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    Sounds like you have some fine friends there.
    Your gift exchanges are, clearly, an expression of mutual love and respect.
    BTW, as a side note that bowl is very nice and will be appreciated.

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    Bowl for a friend

    Yup Rev,thats where I did it.

    Ambrosia is ( I think ) just a fungus or a bug that puts the color in wood.I love turnin it.I have a WHOLE bunch of them roughed out,ready to finish.Wish I could explain it better.

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    Great looking bowl Ken. They are going to like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    ...Ambrosia is ( I think ) just a fungus or a bug that puts the color in wood...
    You're right on both counts. Ambrosia beetles attack dead wood (they apparently like maple a lot) and deposit fungal spores (ambrosia fungus) in the wood. The fungus grows and becomes food for the beetles. This fungus is what causes the unique staining pattern.

    I didn't realize it until just now, but there are over 3000 species of beetles that use the ambrosia fungus as their nutrition.

    Way more than you probably want to know:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia_beetle
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    Bowl for a friend

    Thanks for clearing it up Vaughn.Thought that was what it was,but couldn't get the right words together.

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