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    Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    Okee dokee... finished the bowl. It's 10" across, soaked it overnight in oil and Beall buffed it.

    Seems that either the sanding or heat or the oil or gremlins.... something made the spalted areas shrink away so I ended up with an uneven surface.

    Oh well
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    Re: Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    I 've been reluctant 2 turn any of my spalted maple fer precisely that reason. I have no idea wut it'll do once turned, but do not wanna "stabilize" the wood.
    Would U advise turning 1/2" oversized, then re-turning after finish soaks in?
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    Re: Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by squidsct53 View Post
    I 've been reluctant 2 turn any of my spalted maple fer precisely that reason. I have no idea wut it'll do once turned, but do not wanna "stabilize" the wood.
    Would U advise turning 1/2" oversized, then re-turning after finish soaks in?
    I'm lost on this situation... this wood has dried for over 3 years... it was REALLY dry, as in "drank up the oil like a sponge" dry...

    Then the varying grains expanded at differing rates... and voila - a surface with dips and waves.

    It's shiny! - but not smooth.

    So... would soaking it in a stabilizer work? I don't have any faith in that stuff... seems like it only soaks in a tiny amount, then once that is turned away, you are right back where you started from.

    It might work if you did it in a whole lot of stages, and were very careful about only turning off the "high" spots...

    Maybe some of these guys will add their expertise...
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    Uneven or not...that is a beautiful bowl!
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    Re: Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    Nice looking spalted wood. I don't think I have had any bowls get wavy from the spalting but figured wood with grain running in various directions will get wavy. Chances are the wood wasn't completely dry even after three years. I twice turn most of the bowls I do, leaving them about 10% larger on the first turning so there is wood to get them to round after they dry and warp. If they have knots or burl type grain they sometimes get a little wavy. Most people consider the wavy a good thing. I like spalted wood.
    If the wood had punky or soft spots it will get rough or wavy when drying to. It's a keeper anyway.
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    Re: Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    Beautiful bowl!

    What kind of wood is it?
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    Thumbs up Re: Finished spalted.... wood bowl

    Very nicely done.

    Les


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