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Can I use this wood? Turning Spalted Maple and Work with Spalted Wood

In Uncategorized by Jason Van Duyn

Spalted wood is one of my main turning materials, when considering wood with some figure.  I primarily turn sculptural vessels and cremation urns and proactively take steps to spalt a lot of the wood that I gather.  In my area spalted maple is most common and the most diverse spalting species.  That being said I spalt just about every species …

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Ben Owen III – Collection of Spalted Pecan Hollow Forms

In New Works by Jason Van Duyn

I was fortunate enough to run into Ben Owen III at the Winter Show (Greenhill, center for NC arts) this past December, both he and I were participating in that exhibit.  Ben, very generously, offered me some of a pecan tree that he had on his property that was taken down some time ago.  I believe that his grandfather was …