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Ad de Crom
26th Jan 2010, 01:12 AM
After doing for 5 weeks nothing at all in my workshop, the cold winter was responsible for this, my first turning of this year.
Made of spalted scraps of alder this lidded bowl DxH 154x90mm.
Finished with three layers of blanc transparent lacquer.
On some places this spalted alder is a bit brittle, but okay, it has also it's own charm.
Cheers, Ad

26th Jan 2010, 01:44 AM
Yes Ad, that little effort also has its own charm. Well done mate!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

26th Jan 2010, 08:57 AM
Hi Ad that's a beautiful Bowl,Nice form and finish.Good to see you back in the workshop.
Cheers Tony.:)

26th Jan 2010, 10:39 AM
:tongueroll: very nice Ad amazing colour hope your putting that in a display/show for a prize win :2tsup:


dai sensei
26th Jan 2010, 11:34 AM
That's your scraps :o

Amazing mate, the colour and figure are amazing :2tsup:

26th Jan 2010, 11:36 AM
Really nice Ad,
Lovely bit of wood and I like the traditional design.

Ed Reiss
26th Jan 2010, 12:55 PM
Nice piece Ad. Bet it felt good to be back in the workshop.:2tsup:

26th Jan 2010, 03:43 PM
That's a very pretty piece Ad! Good start for the new year.

26th Jan 2010, 08:21 PM

Elegant piece, the colour of the alder has Alabaster qualities about it.

Ad de Crom
26th Jan 2010, 08:35 PM
Thank you all very much guys.
But now I'm back into the house, bitter cold again, strong wind, wind chill minus 15C.

Ad :cold2:

30th Jan 2010, 08:09 PM
Very nice indeed. Ad. After segmented pieces my next favourite appearance would be those with spalted timbers. That one looks like a keeper.

Enjoy that weather!. My son is currently living in Toronto (Canada) and has reported similar temperatures to yours recently. Nice place to visit.....maybe.


30th Jan 2010, 08:25 PM
Hi Ad
I have to add my comments to that of all the others
That is Just a Beauty........... well done

Ad de Crom
30th Jan 2010, 09:10 PM
Thanks Wayne and Graham.
Again white stuff, nice for the kids but not for this guy.
Came last night back home in a snowstorm, after visiting good friends in a neighbouring town. Pretty scary to drive on snowy roads
Long time ago we had such a long and cold winter. Global warming???

30th Jan 2010, 09:20 PM
Nice simple bowl, the spalting is enough feature in itself. Well done Ad.

31st Jan 2010, 04:43 PM
. Global warming???

Nah, new catch phrase is Global Freezing. The whole world will freeze by 2050 glaciers all the way down to New York and you can walk to London from your place... well dog sled anyway. :U

Gil Jones
31st Jan 2010, 04:53 PM
Ad, that is a very well designed piece from some fine looking wood.

Ad de Crom
31st Jan 2010, 09:57 PM
Ad, that is a very well designed piece from some fine looking wood.
Thanks Gil, have a lot more of that stuff, more than I can handle :D