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chuck1
12th Apr 2014, 07:42 PM
turned a small box it blueberry ash and the stork is spotted gum.
a shed clean up has unearthed some nice Timber!
turned to rough cylinder and tennons on both ends. and cut into 2 pieces
mounted top piece in Chuck and turned inside of top then remove from Chuck
mount base in Chuck and turn inside of base and fit lid section friction chucking. also bring up tailstock ( before fitting lid check depths of base and lid and add 15 mm to both ends)
start turning outside shape. remove tailstock and turn dip in top of apple and sand
part off base and with scrap timber left in Chuck turn recess to receive top of base and turn dip in base and sand
I used a 2.5 mm drill bit to drill hole for stork
remove Chuck and pop drill chuck in headstock and turn stork with tennon on free end. use top of lid with hole to size tennon on stork, part off and glue in top
easier said than done

Skew ChiDAMN!!
12th Apr 2014, 07:43 PM
Nice! :2tsup:

Wish I could find a few more pieces like that lying around in my shed.

Rod Gilbert
12th Apr 2014, 07:48 PM
Don't we all. Fantastic piece.
Regards Rod.

powderpost
12th Apr 2014, 08:15 PM
Nice job... :2tsup:

Sawdust Maker
12th Apr 2014, 08:47 PM
Nice! :2tsup:

Wish I could find a few more pieces like that lying around in my shed.

I agree nice

Wish I'd laid a couple of pieces in the mulch

cava
12th Apr 2014, 09:48 PM
I agree nice

Wish I'd laid a couple of pieces in the mulch

A question from the ignorant - apart from naturally found spalted pieces, is that how you intentionally make spalted wood? And if so how long does it take?

chuck1
12th Apr 2014, 11:53 PM
this timber was a coffee table leg that was left outside for a while! I have heard of people using a garbage bag putting timber and yogurtin it and sealing it up?!
and storing it some where damp can work, not all timber will spalt some times it just rots.
it can take months to years depending on timber.

mat_au
13th Apr 2014, 12:22 AM
yep just cleaned up my shed today and was amazed what i found. the things you forget over time

Sawdust Maker
13th Apr 2014, 10:14 AM
A question from the ignorant - apart from naturally found spalted pieces, is that how you intentionally make spalted wood? And if so how long does it take?

It has worked for me in the past - unintentionally as I'd run out of time to cut up some spotty gum and left it sitting on the mulch in a very shady spot and got some nice spalting
I've also heard that leaving it in a garbage bag for a while will work

mat_au
13th Apr 2014, 11:03 AM
A question from the ignorant - apart from naturally found spalted pieces, is that how you intentionally make spalted wood? And if so how long does it take?

ive got a woodturning mag around somewhere explaining how to do it, ill have a look and see if i can scan it in and post it

mat_au
13th Apr 2014, 05:31 PM
A question from the ignorant - apart from naturally found spalted pieces, is that how you intentionally make spalted wood? And if so how long does it take?

ok so the scanner crapped it self so i took some pics of the mag

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y485/mat-au/IMG_1805_zps3758257e.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/mat-au/media/IMG_1805_zps3758257e.jpg.html)

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y485/mat-au/IMG_1806_zps3070ff30.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/mat-au/media/IMG_1806_zps3070ff30.jpg.html)

and here is the mag it came from

fine woodworking turning edition winter 2014 - got it from the local newagency about a month or so ago

dabbler
13th Apr 2014, 06:39 PM
Forced spalting was been discussed in this thread. It has some links worth a look.
http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?p=1469481

There are several other spalting threads around the forum too, if you try variations on keywords.

Skew ChiDAMN!!
13th Apr 2014, 06:43 PM
Good luck with the spalting!

I've tried farming pieces a few times over the years but have found that it's a very hit'n'miss affair. I've had just as much luck with leaving pieces in a damp spot under a bush for a year or two.

Mind you, it has always been a half-arsed approach; I've never really set out to do !science! on it. :shrug:

cava
13th Apr 2014, 06:50 PM
Thank you very much. :2tsup:

Now to find some interesting fungus to work with.

dabbler
13th Apr 2014, 06:55 PM
Thank you very much. :2tsup:

Now to find some interesting fungus to work with.

As Skew suggests, a damp place is often all you need. Fungus is everwhere, it will find you.

dr4g0nfly
14th Apr 2014, 12:25 AM
Blueberry Ash - I just love the names of some of your timbers.

And here is a link to a Fine Woodworking article on Spalting your own timber (http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/article/spalt-your-own-lumber.aspx) as well.