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Whelp, seem to have hit the mother load of opportunities here. After pumping my boss full of bowls for the past few months (for free) he's given me the keys to the castle. I work for a tree service and have always snagged a piece or two from a downed tree but mostly smaller stuff because most of the logs go right to the dump. But I have been splitting wood on the wood lot recently and he came up to me the other day and said- take whatever you want if you see something you like just take it. Make a bowl for me or something if you have the time. SO. having access to a loader and 3 acres worth of wood thats been sitting around spalting for the past few years I located some sugar maple logs that were 3-4 foot in diameter and got to cutting. The results were pretty staggering. Turns out that all of them are (would you call this curly or fiddle back?) and spalted!!!! The maple came in two massive sections and I only got about HALF of one of the sections. Im considering taking the other half (which is about 8 foot long) to a sawyer because the entirety of the log is still intact and no rot to speak of. Im gonna be busy with this stuff for a loooonnng time. Projects are soon to follow happy turnin,
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Whatever you call it, it sure is purty!

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Wow, that is a score. Got a storage barn ?

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway!
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Now that's worth gloating about

Nice cup - but I don't know I'd put coffee in there, it really stains the inside of regular cups.

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Awesome looking work and wood!
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nice wood and love the cup
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That is some purdy stuff. Should make for some great looking pieces.
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Now that's worth gloating about

Nice cup - but I don't know I'd put coffee in there, it really stains the inside of regular cups.
i'd agree, make it a shot glass instead
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That is beautiful. I am jealous.
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Wow Bond, that stuff is magical!

Nice score!

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Awesome cup there.

What did you finish it with??
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Thats some really good looking wood you found there! Let us know if you actually drink coffee from your cup. I turned one from walnut awhile back and it made my coffee taste like I was chewing on a stick. Maybe maple is the ticket. Sure is pretty either way.
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that's some great haul
beautiful wood
what kind of finish did you
use on that cup
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I am so jealous! That is some really beautiful wood! I wish I had some to work with! The possibilities are endless with stock that big! Good luck brother! Also, beautiful cup!
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Boy, I am jealous! Nice cup.
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Cool result Bond, and I love the cup.

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