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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Ladner BC

    Trying to find time

    Hey all. I continue to try to find time to spend in front of some spinning wood but this time of year my small business generally keeps me out of the shop. Here are a few of the items I did manage to get done.

    A natural edge spalted maple bowl finished with rattle can lacquer.

    A small hollow form of Spalted Maple with a mystery wood finial. The finial wood was gathered from a glass pallet.

    A spalted maple hollow form (space ship?)


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Fantastic Peter I like spalted turnings they have a lot of character.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Excellent work Peter! Spalted timber is definitely one of my favorite things to see in woodworking!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Really excellent work. The beauty is in the spalting.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice work with some really pretty wood, Peter.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Very nice work Peter, i am particularly fond of the spalted wood look and when its turned it seems to show even better. Nice turnings.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Beautiful, all of them. This begs the question I asked on another forum, are turners the only people that love rotting wood? They even go to lengths to try to make it rot!
    "We the People ......"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Peter great job on some really beautiful wood.

  9. #9
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    beautiful spalting in the maple... I have had a ton of that to work with over the past year... literally a ton... a lady offered me a tree that she had down in her back yard... it took two loads in my little Ranger to get it home and I only took the trunk pieces... there was another load of limbs cut up and stacked that I decided not to take... love the way the wood looks when it's turned... I'm not good a natural edges... yours turned out great... my favorite though is the hollow form... one of my favorite shapes to play with... great looking pieces.
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Salem, OR
    Nice work, I really like the natural edged bowl.

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