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    Rotten Birch Bowl (roughed out) - time will tell

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    John, I've had quite a bit of birch do this to me...I've left it outside "in the elements" for a few months and it was rotten. Had great spalting lines, but I could put my fingernail into it without even pushing. Hope yours hardens up!
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    In the words of Yogi Berra: "Two words: ya never know"

    Hope it survives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Cothren View Post
    In the words of Yogi Berra: "Two words: ya never know"

    Hope it survives!
    or rosanne rodanadana......." it just goes to show ya`....it`s always sumthin`"
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    Hope it works out John. Wood looks interesting.
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    Ya can't see how it'll work without trying it. I hope it finishes out for you OK.

    One of the only pieces I've ever given up on was a chunk of spalted birch that I bought on eBay. It was already cut round in end-grain orientation, so I tried turning a hollow form with it pointed that way. Just trying to shape the sides, I had 3/4" deep chunks coming off the piece. I decided it wasn't worth the time, so now it's somewhere on the floor under my lathe.
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