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I turned this hollow vessel a few years ago from a beech log I had recovered after a storm had knocked some trees down near me. I got the wood home and waited for it to get really spalted before I cut it up and started turning with it.
I love working with exotic timber but I will always have a soft spot for native species, especially if I can get some nice spalting going on!
This vessel is made from spalted beech and African ebony with Indian ebony and American maple banding. It is roughly is 7 inches (177mm) tall and it is finished with Mylands wax. Although this vessel has been sold, I might make a similar vessel in the future. It won’t be identical as I never repeat designs but it will be along the same lines.
Although you can buy spalted timber, It’s generally the same…
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