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Thread: Sheesh...Another Spalted Alder Bowl?

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    Sheesh...Another Spalted Alder Bowl?

    Will this guy ever run out of the spalted alder? This one is 12" wide by 2 1/2" tall.

    Once again I was having trouble getting an even sheen with the tung oil blend (some spots just kept drinking finish, and not glossing up), so after about 4 or 5 coats of that, I wet sanded it with 600 grit and hit it with a few light coats of spray lacquer to even out the look. It ended up with a nice, even matte finish inside and out. Then I buffed out just the rim (a "grand piano" finish again) to add some contrast. I like the effect. It's a very visual and tactile difference.

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    Lemme know what you think...
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    Very nice Vaughn, you must really be getting a collection built up in the house, are there any flat surfaces without a bowl or such sitting on it?

    Cheers!
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    Nice bowl! You must have a lifetime supply of that wood.

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    The bowls a beauty Vaughn. The wood looks like an alder version of ambrosia maple, very pretty stuff. And I like the finish you got on them. I've had the same problem getting an even finish with tung oil but had never tried putting lacquer over it. I'll have to give that a try.

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    Very nice Vaughn, "you're into something good".
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    Vaughn that is another beauty. I envy you with having so much wood. Well done.
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    Vaughn - consider this a renewal of my ongoing expression of admiration for your work. (I'm good for the next 3 bowls now )
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    That is a beauty Vaughn, love the wood.

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