This curly maple was left over from a chunk that a new member of our turning club brought with him when he stopped in for some one-on-one lathe time back in March. Sure is some beautiful wood!
Turned green to finial thickness, then soaked in DNA (denatured alcohol), wrapped and allowed to dry and warp as it wanted. The blank was full of cracks before it was turned but because the wood was so full of curl - I had to give it a try!
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Maple, 7.25" high x 3.5" wide, CA applied to all cracks, sanded to 800 grit and has several coats of wipe-on gloss poly. Will wait for a week or so and then buff it out and apply some Renaissance wax.
As always, comments, opinions and critiques are welcomed!
Thanks for looking!