Florida Spalted Maple Rolly-Polly

By Artisticturning, Owner

Winning Category

This is a small project that I do when I am doing a wood turning demonstration. This one is from a beautiful piece of spalted Florida maple that I got from a friend. The beautiful colors in this piece of Florida maple come from the spalting fungus that enters the wood and eats the sugars with the resulting streaks and color. The top rim was textured with a woodburner.This fungus does not deteriorate the wood. This Rolly-Polly rolls around until it finds just the right spot to stop. This wood the was headed to the landfil or someones fireplace. It is about 4" x4" by 1/16" thick. Glad I got to save this piece of wood.

Products Used

  • Gel Topcoat -Satin

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