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    Spalted Alder Hollow Form WIP

    Since I >> POPPED << the last bit of wood I got from Vaughn, I'm doing my best to make sure this one stays in one piece......

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    OK, here is the piece, I got it marked out for slicing.......

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    ..... and let the Phoenix have at it!

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    Mounted up on the screw chuck ready to go.....

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    Man this stuff is SOFT, very difficult to get a nice clean cut....

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    This is the best I could do, it is still fairly thick (8mm) and now I'll put it in my pressure pot with some stuff to, hopefully, stiffing up the wood.......

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    Here is is after spending most of the day in the pressure pot, under vacuum, I hope that when it dries out, I can turn it with a nice finish.....

    BTW, I noticed when I was emptying out the pressure pot, that this little guy was in the solution..........

    I guess that he hitched ride all the way from California, then lived in that chunk of wood for a few months, only to then face a sharpened gouge and a hollowing tool, it survived all of that, to be drowned in a solution under vacuum...........

    Cheers!
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    Looks like it is going to be one nice HF Stu! Hope the pressure treatment works for you!
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    Looks like this one is going to turn out nice. Can't wait to see the final product.

    My heart goes out to the family of the little guy. RIP!

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    Looking good Stu!

    Poor little bugger...he must have had one heck of trip before the pressure pot!
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    Great looking piece Stu.
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    Wow, you found William! I've been looking all over for him. He went missing a few months ago, and now I see where he went. Poor little William.

    The HF is looking good, Stu. I've seen that alder range from pretty hard to real soft, and sometimes in the same piece. What did you use in the pressure/vacuum pot for stabilization? I've been considering trying that on some stuff, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart
    I hope that when it dries out, I can turn it with a nice finish.....
    I hope so too Stu, it looks a little Grubby at the moment,



    Good toolwork on it so far though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Wow, you found William! I've been looking all over for him. He went missing a few months ago, and now I see where he went. Poor little William.

    The HF is looking good, Stu. I've seen that alder range from pretty hard to real soft, and sometimes in the same piece. What did you use in the pressure/vacuum pot for stabilization? I've been considering trying that on some stuff, too.
    Real sorry about William, if I'd known he was there, I would have sent him back to you, tragic

    On the pressure/vacuum pot thing..........

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