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    Simple Spalted Birch Bowl

    Figured everyone here was probably tired of the hollow forms by now - so here is something a little different. Spalted white birch from a tree I cut down on my folk’s property earlier this past summer. The bowl is 11” x 3 ¼”; Watco Natural and buffed.

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    Any and all comments are appreciated!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    That looks great Steve, certainly interesting wood!

    How punky was the spalted areas?

    Cheers!
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    Lookin' great Steve !! Same question as Stu ... how punky was it? And ... what sort of finish was it that you put on it?

    cheers eh?

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    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    I managed to time things right when I cut up all my blanks in July and August and caught the birch before it became punky! Did find a few sections that were bad when I was cutting everything up but I just threw them aside.

    Finish is Watco 'Natural' Danish Oil - 2 coats and then waited 4 days and buffed it out.
    Steve

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    Thanks Steve ... info is appreciated .


    cheers eh?

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    Sweet!

    Did he really say "tired of hollow forms?"

    Never !! Bring 'em on!






    BTW, you and that photo stuff are getting to be good friends!
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    Steve, I for one am not tired of your HFs...but this bowl is a nice diversion Wish I got lucky with the spalting...lost an entire birch log, because I left it out to long...well done
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    That's a very nice bowl, Steve. Pretty form, great finish, and the spalting looks like you caught it at just the right time.

    And I agree with Neal...the photos are looking real nice.
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    Great looking bowl Steve. I really like the simple form and finish. Great wood.
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