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Bernie Weishapl
01-01-2009, 2:23 PM
Well did get some turning done besides bottle stoppers and birdhouses although I can't complain with the money they brought in. Here is a spalted maple bowl that I turned from a chuck of wood I won in a drawing here on SMC from Keith Outten. It looked like it was starting to spalt so I put some really wet chips in a brown grocery sack along with the blank. I kept changing the chips as they dried out. Well finally I pulled it out and decided to give it a go and here is what turned out. It was finished with one coat Seal-A-Cell and 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal then buffed. It is 9 1/2" X 3 3/4". I really liked how it turned out.

Chris Rae
01-01-2009, 2:28 PM
Beautiful, I love the finish!

Steve Schlumpf
01-01-2009, 4:16 PM
The spalting was worth the wait! Nice bowl! Good form and a great finish! You should be happy with this one! Very nice work!

Jon Lanier
01-01-2009, 4:46 PM
That is one very purdy bowl!

Dan Oliphant
01-01-2009, 5:48 PM
Nice visual interest to this bowl good job.

Ron Bontz
01-01-2009, 6:35 PM
Nice job and thanks again. The boss really like the bird house.:)

Richard Madison
01-01-2009, 6:41 PM
Very pretty indeed. Nice job Bernie.

Don Carter
01-01-2009, 6:52 PM
That is beautiful! I love the wood, the finish and the workmanship. I've got to try the SAC and ARS. Great job!
All the best.


Mike Stephens
01-01-2009, 7:00 PM
I love spalted maple. Very sweet little bowl.

Bob Hallowell
01-01-2009, 9:47 PM
Bernie, that turned out real nice! love the finish

steven carter
01-01-2009, 9:55 PM
Really nice Bernie, that one really shines. Like the rim treatment. Did the finish darken the maple, or was it already somewhat dark?


Dennis Peacock
01-01-2009, 10:27 PM
A glass bowl that looks like wood....AWESOME Bernie!!!!!! Talented you are my friend!!! :cool:

Bernie Weishapl
01-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. This bowl was a lot of fun and hope Keith will see it. He is the one who donated it for the drawing. I hope I did it justice.

Hey Dennis old buddy are you still turning or just thinking about it?:eek::D:rolleyes::cool:;)

Alan Huey
01-01-2009, 11:14 PM
really beautiful. Love the finish..

David Drickhamer
01-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Great bowl Bernie. The wood and finish is spectacular.

Curt Fuller
01-02-2009, 2:40 AM
That's some shiny bowl Bernie! Very Nice!

Ken Glass
01-02-2009, 7:54 AM
Keith will be very happy with this turning you produced. I really like the color variations and you brought out the spalting quite well. great form and great work.

robert hainstock
01-02-2009, 8:58 AM
Now we need a tutorial on the finish application. Also, was this turned on your big lathe, or the Jet 1220 VS? :D:D

Jeff Nicol
01-02-2009, 9:22 AM
Bernie, Nice bowl and great spalting! Finish is nice too! Good job!


Keith Christopher
01-02-2009, 10:09 AM

This is a beauty !!!!!


Alan Trout
01-02-2009, 10:18 AM
Bernie, that is a great looking bowl !!!


Bernie Weishapl
01-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Thanks again.

Robert it was turned on the Nova. The finish is pretty easy to do with the General Finishes. It is a little time consuming for some but takes about 4 days for the four coats. Then wait a week or so to buff.

Randy Hoch
01-02-2009, 11:08 AM
I love the simple, uncomplicated bowl designs the best - lets the wood speak. Is this a show piece or will it get use? This is the first I've heard of this finish protocol. It really takes a shine!


Jim Kountz
01-02-2009, 11:45 AM
Whoo hoo that thing is sharp!! I love the finish Bernie, really nice job!!

Bernie Weishapl
01-02-2009, 8:40 PM
I love the simple, uncomplicated bowl designs the best - lets the wood speak. Is this a show piece or will it get use? This is the first I've heard of this finish protocol. It really takes a shine!


Randy the LOML says that is a new popcorn or chip bowl. So yes it will be used. General Finishes is what I use on most of my utility stuff except like plates and soup/cereal bowls which I use Mike Mahoney's walnut oil. I just got a e-mail from him saying that he has not had a problem with allergies with this oil as he said when it dries it becomes inert so no problems. I have not had a complaint on it.

Thanks Jim.

Maylon Harvey
01-02-2009, 10:41 PM
That sure is sharp Bernie. I see quite a few using that finish. Guess I'll have to give it a try.

Bernie Weishapl
01-02-2009, 11:49 PM
Thanks Maylon. It is a easy finish to use and I like it a lot. It does take about 4 days to put on the four coats but sure is nice when done.

mike fuson
01-03-2009, 9:24 PM
Very Nice Bernie, I like it.

Eugene Wigley
01-03-2009, 9:52 PM
Bernie, that is one great looking bowl! I like the wood, the form, and the finish. That is just fantastic. Thanks for posting it.