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Spalted Beech Vases

Postby selectortone » 11 Mar 2019, 16:38

For my sister's birthday. Turned from the same piece of spalted beech. The larger one is about 8" tall:

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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby Malc2098 » 11 Mar 2019, 16:52

Pretty.
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby DaveL » 11 Mar 2019, 17:32

Nice timber, was it difficult to get a good finish?
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby Woodbloke » 11 Mar 2019, 17:59

I like those; never done anything in a spalted wood before. What's the finish used? - Rob
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby Dalboy » 11 Mar 2019, 18:03

two very nice pieces and just the right amount of spalting. I really like the taller vase
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby selectortone » 11 Mar 2019, 18:21

Thanks guys!

DaveL wrote:Nice timber, was it difficult to get a good finish?


Yes, getting a smooth finish on spalted wood is a bit of a challenge - the spalted parts are very dry and it's easy to get tear-out. Liberal treatments of unthinned cellulose sanding sealer and sharp tools help, as does taking light cuts and paying attention to rubbing the bevel.

Woodbloke wrote:I like those; never done anything in a spalted wood before. What's the finish used? - Rob


They are finished with diamond white and then carnauba and beeswax applied by buffing wheels.
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby Woodster » 11 Mar 2019, 19:44

Nice job on those Terry. ;)
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby Doug » 11 Mar 2019, 19:46

I’m sure your sister will be delighted
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Re: Spalted Beech Vases

Postby TrimTheKing » 14 Mar 2019, 10:09

Very nice mate. I do love a bit of spalted beech.
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