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Spalted Sweet Gum Crotch
I picked up some incredible sweet gum blanks from member bikeshooter last week. This was one of the more spalted of the blanks and I was dying to turn it. It really needed to be stabelized but a little CA made it turnable. I'll stabelize the others before I turn them. I have some with red or orange spalt lines as well. They are equally as cool.
Did I mention this is also the first pen I have ever turned between centers!?! No mandrel and no bushings. Just a 60* dead center and a 60* live center. One barrel at a time with a pair of calipers so the ends are sized to the parts, not a bushing. Its a bit more time consuming but makes for a much nicer fit and finish in the end.
Finished with CA and polished to 12,000.
Sorry about the blurry pic. It looked great untill I put it on the puter. You can still see all the craziness in this beautiful wood!!
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