Spalted Maple Lidded Jar

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Spalted Maple Lidded Jar

Piece #122 – Spalted Maple Lidded Jar – 6″ dia by 10″ tall – sold

This is one of my most favorite pieces. It’s about 10 inches tall. The walls are about 5/8 inch thick with the base being about an inch.  This picture does not do it justice. This side of the raw wood had a branch growing out. You can see the pith and the growth rings, while the opposite side of the jar has no evidence of pith or growth rings. It is quite striking. To add to the character there are tiny worm holes on various sides of the jar.

I sanded this piece through 400 grit sandpaper then applied Woodcraft 100% Pure Tung Oil to bring out the color in the wood. I let this dry about a week. I applied three coats of Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane and a top coat of Minwax® Wipe-On Poly high gloss, sanding between coats with 320 grit paper.

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