Spalted Maple Vase
Well haven't had really as much time to turn as I want but hey in 48 days I can turn to my hearts content being retired. Anyway I turned this vase last weekend. It is spalted maple. 9 1/2" tall and 6" at the widest. It has 7 coats of wipe on poly and buffed with Ren wax. It wasn't the best maple in the world as it had several soft spots. I used my epoxy cocktail of 5 min epoxy mixed up and then mixed with DNA to the consistancy of milk. I painted all the soft spots till they wouldn't take anymore after I turned the wall thickness to near what I wanted. Dried for 24 hrs and then finished turning. Lady picked it up tonight raving about it and didn't say a word when she wrote the check for $130. It is a Christmas present for her new DIL.
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
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