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  1. MRDucks2

    These Blanks are Gone: Spalted/Quilted/Ambrosia Maple

    Final price drop, $4.50/set. At 50 cents/blank if no interest, they go to the burn ring. 6 sets of 9 quilted/spalted natural colored Silver Maple blanks. All of these are of great color and mixed character. All are nice blanks with 1 or 2 very nice and 1 or 2 with larger worm holes, knots or...
  2. MRDucks2

    2x6 Ambrosia Maple

    Cut today to send to dalecamino and see what he can make of them. He liked the wood my little cup came from. While I like him OK, Ms. Jennifer adores him. So he gets free wood! šŸ˜ I expect they will make some nice Hummingbird Houses.
  3. MRDucks2

    First non-spindle Turning

    This week I turned my first non-spindle item. A small wood container from some hard maple I got out of a Cincinnati subdivision. Not great but I learned a lot. 3-1/2 OD, 3-1/4 ID, 1-7/8 Tall, 1-5/8 Deep.
  4. Stubach

    First knot pen

    Tried my hand at a Celtic Knot pen the other day. Made from firewood black walnut and maple (need to stop stealing from the wood pile šŸ˜…). Lots of learnings but overall pretty happy as a first attempt. Also first time using Shellawax and EEE, yeah, like those a lot. Kit: Vertex Click from Rockler
  5. Valleyboy

    Amethyst Maple Burr

    I made a pen like this a while ago and it was reviewed by a well known pen collector on YouTube. Thankfully he gave it a favourable review and I subsequently received many requests for a similar pen. Of course my reaction was to make anything other than this pen. I know that may sound strange...
  6. Fine Engineer

    Nice result for a busy weekend

    I had a busy weekend making Christmas presents (even though they are going to be late). Some interesting results with these. Still some details to work on, but I'm generally happy with these. These are all going to couples, so the theme is 'His / Hers'. The middle four are designs I've done...
  7. Woodchipper

    Back in the fold

    Been a while and got out of pen turning. Turned a Slimline a looong time ago and gave it for a door prize for our Sunday School class. A teacher got it and said it would be put to use Monday morning. I told him it included Spell Check. It was from a maple cutting board that my wife put in the...
  8. MRDucks2

    Spalted, ambrosia... I call it wood

    Guy I work with called and said hey, the city cut this tree down... I saw something worth saving. Another co-worker wanted some so dropped two pieces off for him. We shall see.
  9. E

    Spalting and Color

    Hello all, I turned a spalted maple pen and noticed, only after turning, that the bottom portion, along the spalting line was a slightly different color. More muted but still interesting. I am used to larger color differences with spalting. I went to my copy of Understanding Wood by R...
  10. Woodchipper

    Good wood from bowling pins?

    If I recall, bowling pins are made from hard maple unless they have changed over the years. Anyone used them for reclaiming the wood? If I get some positive replies, I'll check with the local bowling alley.
  11. F

    Jewelry Box (Bowl)

    Still very new to bowl turning, but starting to figure some things out. Made this for Christmas. Maple I picked up at a cheap sale price... wish i would have gotten more!
  12. W

    Different style of bandsaw box

    I used my blanks from my "Reincarnated Wood" to create Dr. Seuss inspired bandsaw boxes. The Green one is buckeye burl with alumilite and the purple is Maple burl with alumilite. I really couldnt find a style of bandsaw boxes I liked so I made up my own style. I think they came out pretty good
  13. J

    Turning and Finishing Burl Pens

    I have been challenged with an ongoing issue when turning burl pens. It's the pitting/pockets. I've read various blogs and it seems inevitable to have pitting in burls pens. What ideas are out there to either prevent the pitting, or ways to fill the pits and finish the pen. I apologize for...
  14. K

    Sugar Maple Bottle Opener

    This was a new kit I wanted to try, just for the fun of it. Overall, very happy with it. To hit the high points, chrome kit from Woodcraft, Sugar Maple stock used, 2 layers of clear coat Krylon. :biggrin: Bring on the Guinness!
  15. L

    Spice Grinders with Brick Segmented Tops

    Hi, I've been lurking these forums for a while now. I turn pens and bottle stoppers and such every now and then. I finally have a project that I'm proud to show off to you folks. My first set of spice grinders - salt and peppermills. I used the Crushgrind ceramic mechanisms with shafts. Mills...
  16. Halfcaff

    Spalted Maple Broadwell

    I turned this Broadwell Art Deco Gold T/N and Chrome pen today. I used a spalted maple blank that I have had for a while and finally decided to turn. I stabilized it before I turned it. It had quite an interesting spalt pattern. Each line was a double line which gave it a nice effect. Let...
  17. Bree

    Spalted Maple Tivoli Cigar - Weekend Pen

    I got some spalted maple on a consignment sale a couple of weeks ago. I milled some into blanks an turned one Saturday. I tried a little Tivoli-esque thing with some beads. Some people tried writing with it and said that they liked it which actually surpised me. The pen was finished with...
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