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    Spalted Maple Natural Edge Bowls

    I'm almost out of my first wood score from just over 2yrs ago. I saw a HUGE maple that had been cut into good size chunks and I took as much as I could. Some of it rotted, but some of it spalted nicely and these two bowls are from some of the last of it. The big one is 11" and the smaller one is about 8" There were some punky areas that let to some tear out, but I don't think it takes to much away from them. I can't believe the bark stayed on...no CA glue was needed to help either. Sorry for the pics, can't find my camera, but loving my new LG Lotus phone. (stealth gloat)

    Comments/critiques please.
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    Real nice looking bowls Jeff.

    I don't know why....but was expecting them to be 3" thick

    Go find some more maple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    Real nice looking bowls Jeff.

    I don't know why....but was expecting them to be 3" thick

    Go find some more maple!
    Thanks Barry!

    I have and idea for another NE bowl that will meet your expectations...coming soon.

    BTW I have lots more maple, just not from that first score.
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    Wow Spalted NE bowls THOSE ARE COOL, Man I really like those. Never seen a spalted NE bowl before, has anyone shown a spalted NE bowl before? If so I missed it. SWEET Jeff

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    Good stuff, Jeff. That wood spalted nicely, too. Were these all done on the "new" Griz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Good stuff, Jeff. That wood spalted nicely, too. Were these all done on the "new" Griz?
    Thanks Tom and Vaughn.

    Vaughn, they were roughed into circles on my homemade lathe and then finished on the Griz.
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