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been a minute (warning lots of pics:)

here is some curly spalted maple and some maple with no curl but it may be the most spalted thing I have ever seen. happy turnin,
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Wow

At first I though you must have mis-typed (pic #2 has almost no spalt but humungous figure), but your follow-up post made it clear what you meant

Again, wow -- and great job turning and polishing it up

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-09-2012, 09:38 PM
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Great stuff!
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Bond...nice work, mother nature gives us a great canvas to work on!
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Beautiful wood there. Turnings are nice to.

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WoW!!! Beautiful!!!
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Those are awesome!

Beautiful wood, nicely turned and finished!

I'm a sucker for spalted maple!

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I like the shape of that goblet or whatever you want to call it and that platter is just gorgeous.
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thanks all cant wait to turn some more of that super spalt!. Durwood, to answer your question. If your talking about the spalting it is a fungus that grows in many trees. The most stunning however are those trees which have a white or tan background such as maple hackberry and others. Maple seems to be the most sought after by most people but ive found that it is WAY more prevalent in hackberry. The fungus occurs with rot so your best bet is to find some wood that has been downed and is rotting and cut into it. If you find some solid wood that is not too rotted you will eventually come across some spalt! If you were referring to where curly maple comes from I cant give you a specific explanation but I do know that is can occur as a result of what is called compression wood. Compression wood occurs any time the tree is under significant strain or weight such as the base of a tree or right beneath where a limb grows. It (again just as I understand it) can also be present throughout the whole of a tree when the tree is under other kinds of stresses such as bug fungi or other kinds of infestation/ stresses. It is the trees way of saying holy crap better toughen up (same concept with burls. Curly feature (again just as I understand it) is the change of the trees cellular structure in an attempt to reinforce the integrity of the tree. I picture it like a spring in my mind. If a great weight is pressed on a straight piece of wire it would bend and snap but if pressed on a coil is will stretch and absorb the weight. Almost 99 percent of the figure/ color you will find in trees is from stress, rot, and bad stuff in general but BOOOOYYYY is it pretty. Anyway the more knowledgeable may post behind me! hope this provides some help. happy turnin,
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Is that the wood we milled last week? That is some nice turning! I can't wait to see some in person.
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Simply amazing. The wood is fantastic and well chosen but the shape and finish bring it together.
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wow what veins in that wood
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