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Derek Lane20/01/2014 15:16:02
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Small bowl/plater call it what you like I had a round of spalted beech which started at 9 1/2" X 2" and ended up 7 1/2" X 1". It was so near the point as being firewood not that wood this soft in places would be any good on the fire. Whilst turning it I had to keep applying sander sealer to help with stabilizing it.

Anyway i persevered and this was the result
Mark Raine20/01/2014 15:51:25
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Beautiful! - always amazes me what nature can provide, but it takes a good craftsman to show it.

Wolfie20/01/2014 18:49:49
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Hi Derek, I'm sure you are glad you persevered with it. It is a beautiful piece with striking grain pattern. Congrats.


dennis wake20/01/2014 20:12:03
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hi Derek

what a lovely bit of spalting you got there. I know what you mean by nearly I have a bit of spalting and it must have been on and of the lathe several times now and still not finished. it is spalted and full of worm holes may finish it may not. I just hope that if I do it looks as good as this dose.


sad sam20/01/2014 20:26:36
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bravo derek im afraid i lost it with mine binned the piece i was turning and gave the remainder to the first person in our club who mentioned that he would like to try turning some that was about a year ago we are still waiting to see the outcome so congradulations on your lovely job derek

Derek Lane20/01/2014 21:21:35
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Thank you all for the comments.

When I did the inside I took the whole thing off the lath still attached to the chuck and stood it on the bench then promptly poured the thinned sander sealer in the hollow filling about half of it then rolling it around right up to the rim the lot soaked in in less than 5 minutes, I then left it over night to dry right out before finishing the inside and that really worked a treat.

Bruce Rauncar22/01/2014 20:45:06
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Gorgeous piece! It's worth all the hardwork and effort, the grains and colors look amazing. Like the shape, it really shows the beauty of the wood. Excellent job Derek!

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