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Very "Spalted" Bowl

I've been roughing out this Maple bowl off and on for two days now and finally finished it. It's in a DNA bath now and should be ready to finish in a few weeks. It's all endgrain turning and was alot more intense than the regular sidegrain. C&C Welcome
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Nice looking bowl do far. Can't wait to see it finished. One question. Was the wood real punky? It looks like I can see
Significant jaw marks in your tenon. I know you can turn those off, but unless wood was really soft you might not need to crank so tight.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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The wood wasn't really punky at all. I think some of the chuck marks are because of the wood being so wet and staining form the chuck jaws. I did tighten it down pretty good because of the piece being so much out of balance. The tailstock was well used too for alot of the turning.
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Can't wait to see it finished.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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So how would an end grain bowl be expected to move? It at all. Cool wood BTW.

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Gorgeous spalting ... gonna be a stunner when finished.

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It was only last year when I started turning that I learned of spalted wood. I am a huge fan of it and this is a stunning example.

I too, can't wait to see it finished.

What is the purpose of the DNA (presumably DeNatured Alcohol) bath?
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gonna be pretty finished
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Really nice piece o' wood, interestingly turned!

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The DNA bath just helps draw out the water faster so it can be finished sooner. Instead of waxing and waiting 4-6 months to finish because of the moisture content, you can use a DNA bath and you can finish the project in anout 4 weeks. Alot of my bowls get this but a few I just wax and put on a shelf because I'm in no rush.
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