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So I turned it square. When I found this piece of wood it was black & moldy looking, probable could have been mistaken for firewood. I used a scraper and removed the black stuff and saw some pretty nice figure, so nice that I just couldn't cut off the corners to make it round. I had never turned square before so I figured WTH. Here's my results. Please enjoy.
 

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Wow what a find, shame someone may have burned it eventually if you hadn't saved it. Amazing figure man, good call keeping it square!
 

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Thanks very much everyone. It's about 10"x10" and a hair under 1/4 inch thick. The most challenging thing I found when turning it was that the corners disappear when spinning. That means I'm turning blind on the corners. What I did to alleviate this problem was wrap the edges with neon green masking tape. This helped with the visibility problem but I still whacked my knuckles hard a few times. gotta be watchful for those spinning corners. :laughing:

Almost forgot. The wood is what I call Spalted, quilted, Curly, Burly Maple. It has a little of everything in it.
 

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That's an amazing piece of wood...
and you, sir, have done it justice!:thumbsup:

Thank you for sharing it.

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Beautiful piece of wood Bill. Hard to believe it was on its way to the fire pile. Maple is quite an amazing wood, so much variation. Very nice.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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All I can say is watch your fingers. I whacked mine good a few times. Other than that, go for it. :thumbsup:
 
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