This is more of the spalted alder from the lady next door. Even though it's a bit punky and prone to tearout, this wood has been a pleasure to work with. The more of it I turn, the more neat figure I find. This piece is about 7 1/2" wide by 7" tall, so far my biggest hollow form yet. Sanded to 600 grit, then given multiple coats of Formby's Tung Oil blend, followed by my standard tripoli, white diamond, and Renaissance wax.
I tried something a little different with the neck...thinking along the lines of Grecian pottery forms.
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I'm pretty happy with this piece, but if I had a vacuum chuck I'd probably try to lighten up the neck just a bit more. I've changed my mind on the flat section just inside the lip, and think it'd look better rounded to match the outside contour. (If it bugs me enough, I still might try tweaking it in the donut chuck, if I can get things really well centered. Or there's always rasps, files, and sandpaper.)
I'd like to hear your comments and critiques...thanks for looking.