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Thread: HF #16, Spalted White Birch

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    HF #16, Spalted White Birch

    Spalted white birch, 7 ½” diameter X 5 ¼” high X less than ¼” thick. Lots of different colors in this one – plus a few cracks, curl, bark and a little bit of wood! Sanded to 400 grit, multiple coats of thinned Minwax gloss poly.

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    Hope you don’t mind all the photos but the HF looks different depending upon viewing angle.

    Any comments/critiques are welcomed and appreciated!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Beautiful, as always, Steve!
    Absolutely gorgeous wood.

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    Wow Steve, this batch of spalted birch sure has provided for some nice pieces. This one is no exception. Great job.
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    Good looking birch Steve

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    That's a lovely turning Steve. You seem to have caught the spalting at just the right time so that it shows clearly without being overpowering.

    cheers

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    Looks like that piece of wood had quite some character without the addition of the spalting Steve, I doubt the spalting made it any easier to get those flowing curves to stay 'in the round' nice look piece.
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    Steve great turning, beautiful wood with character.
    I saw many of this hollow forms from you, obviously your favorite hollow form I think. Very well done.
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    Great looking piece Steve.
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    Beautiful piece Steve!

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