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post #1 of 8 Old 12-07-2011, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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curly sugar maple bowl

we cut down 3 sugar maples the other day at work and I stole the v cut at the base as usual and cut it to size. Was not all too pleased with the form but found that as I turned more down towards the base it started losing some of that curly figure and I didnt want the whole piece to lose that curlyness! The curly figure was on my bucketlist of weird things to see in wood and I'm glad I finally found some. Which brings me to a question for you all: what is your favorite figure to come across in a piece of wood? crotch figure, spalting colorful fungus etc. I always love getting exposed to more oddities, Post Pics! Anyway... with no further blather heres some curly sugar maple, happy turnin,
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-07-2011, 09:24 PM
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Wow beautiful figure. I like your bowl. Good work.

When it's's rustic
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I love me some good curl.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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thats some nice grain
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I came across a bullet in a piece of staghorn sumac not long ago...
.223 by appearance, sorry no pics.


...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?
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nice looking piece of wood. I would turn a lid for it and call it a box. Would look nice in the kitchen to put something in like peppercorns, tea bags, etc.
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My favorite figure is birds eye. I found 1 time in my grandfathers stash of wood a piece of splated, fiddle back, and birds eye in a maple board it was awesome

In ur piece I love the heart wood its cool to find wood like this. I even get excited at the lumber mill Lol
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love it
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