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    quilted maple + walnut bowls

    well folks after much deliberation hon how to cut a quilted maple slab i decided to do some box blanks from the knot end a bowl blank from the centre and that leaves an offcut to decide on later :roll:

    this is what it looked like



    i have roughed out the box blanks as normal.
    heres the bowl



    and heres a walnut one too



    overall i'm pleased with the figure of the maple but i think it would be better shown of on a platter.

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    WOW! That is some figure on both of them! Great stuff George.

    Platter might have shown off the curl a little better, but it looks great in the bowl if you ask me.
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    George, they are both beautiful but the maple's figure is absolutely stunning!!!!!
    Nice job on the bowls, too.
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    Great work on both pieces, George. I think you're right about a platter showing off the maple the best, but the bowl still shows it very well. The walnut is an excellent piece of wood, too.
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    Man you talk about some great looking wood i don't think you could get any better. how was the quilted maple to work with? it just looks like if you ain't careful it could chip real bad.

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    Both pieces are beauties but the maple wood is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Man you talk about some great looking wood i don't think you could get any better. how was the quilted maple to work with? it just looks like if you ain't careful it could chip real bad.
    it was a bit of a pain- the quilt just wants to lift no matter what you do- i eventually found a razor sharp honed gouge was the best but still allot os sanding to do.

    thank you for all your comments
    Last edited by George Watkins; 08-05-2009 at 05:41 AM. Reason: typo

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    very nice George
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