An End-grain Spalted Bowl

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  • Published on Jun 6, 2017
  • I turn a bowl from a very spalted piece of log cut-off. The wood is very soft and doesn't turn well. On top of that, I make a bit of a mess of the finishing. Other than that, everything's good.
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  • cozyfoxstudio
    cozyfoxstudio Day ago

    That spalting was amazing. My heart broke when you covered it with die.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  Day ago

      I like red-dyed spalted wood - I’ve done several bowls that way. The spalting still shows through. But I’ve had a lot fo comments from people who don’t like it. Thanks for watching, cozyfox.

  • Roberta Hubert
    Roberta Hubert 3 days ago

    The imperfections is what makes it beautiful. Not really crazy about the color but still a very nice piece of work.

  • Steve H
    Steve H 4 days ago

    you killed the work with dye!!! BOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Lamar Southerland
    Lamar Southerland 8 days ago

    Why waste a nicely spalted piece of wood by covering it with red paint?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 days ago

      It was dye, not paint. The spalting still showed through, and I like that look. I have gotten a lot comments like yours - a number of people don’t like the dye. That piece of wood, however, had a lot of white rot, and it didn’t look ghat good close up. Thanks for watching, Lamar.

  • LJ Brooks
    LJ Brooks 8 days ago

    What Kind Of Wood Is that?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 days ago

      I think it was maple, but I’m not sure. Thanks for watching.

  • Victor Johnson
    Victor Johnson 13 days ago

    Great Video 👍🏿

  • Howard Swing
    Howard Swing 15 days ago

    Sorry Rick looks like shit.

  • Henry Pacheko
    Henry Pacheko 15 days ago

    Gusssstá

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  15 days ago

      Thanks for watching, Henry.

  • T Sal
    T Sal 19 days ago +1

    Nice looking bowl! You should have left the bottom on. I think it looked pretty cool! Maybe next time. Keep up the good work my friend!

  • Aadesh Kapadne
    Aadesh Kapadne 22 days ago

    0:03 - 0:07
    Man! that reminded me of :
    *Welcome to chilis* 👍 *:D*

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  19 days ago

      Thanks for watching, Aadesh

  • Allan Robison
    Allan Robison 23 days ago

    Rick, I got to agree with the others, it did look good natural but I think the dye ruin it to me. The pedestal will look cool with bowl.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  22 days ago

      A lot of people didn’t like the dye treatment. I like the red dye on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through. Thanks for watching and commenting, Allan.

  • Ellis Logeman
    Ellis Logeman 29 days ago

    I really enjoeysd your go pro on the chisel as I am about to start for the first time turning, it really helped see how the chisel should meet the wood. Thanks

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  27 days ago

      Thanks for watching, Ellis.

  • Schuyler Collett
    Schuyler Collett Month ago

    Why in the world did you dye it????

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  Month ago

      I like the red on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through. Thanks for watching, Schuyler.

  • Sonny Nelson
    Sonny Nelson Month ago

    Why ruin a beautiful natural finish with dye?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  Month ago

      Yes, some people are of that opinion. I like the red dye on pieces of wood like this. The spalting still shows through. Thanks for watching, Sonny.

  • Jack Lattanzio
    Jack Lattanzio Month ago

    Markers osprey cam

  • Jason Jackson
    Jason Jackson Month ago

    Stop making unsupported cuts and you’ll have a whole lot less tear outs.

  • Salim Adil
    Salim Adil Month ago

    Good job
    Keep going

  • Harry Hagelund
    Harry Hagelund Month ago

    I've had a few spalted, spongy wood like this and once I had the basic shape of the bowl I used a brush and covered it with 2 part epoxy. Then finished it and it came out great. Thanks for the video!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  Month ago

      That would have done! Thanks for watching, Harry.

  • Robert Yoder
    Robert Yoder 2 months ago

    0:17 Glitch in the Matrix!!!!

    • Robert Yoder
      Robert Yoder 2 months ago

      @RickTurns I figured it was something like that. Lol

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago +1

      Okay, got it! That is the result of using the Premiere Pro morph effect, which seeks to seamlessly transition two clips together. Sometimes it works - this time it didn't, and I didn't even notice.

    • Robert Yoder
      Robert Yoder 2 months ago

      First of all just want to say great video and beautiful work sir.
      Just watch your hand on the wood as you move it back at 17 seconds.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago +1

      Thanks for watching, Robert. What’s the glitch at 17 seconds? I don’t see anything unusual.

  • nina clanton
    nina clanton 2 months ago

    Why in the world did you dye it? The wood was soft but the grain was very special before you covered it up!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago

      The spalting still showed through. I like the red dyed wood. A lot of people had the same criticism as you, however. Thanks for watching , Nina.

  • Bob Jones
    Bob Jones 2 months ago

    Man you really screwed up a beautiful piece of wood

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago

      Yes, it’s a blessing...but also a curse. Thanks for watching, Bob.

  • Timogin43
    Timogin43 2 months ago

    Hey Rick, I have found that when turning spalted /soft wood after you get the rough shape done to coat the wood with cactus juice. try it next time and I'll bet you will see a huge difference in how it turns. Nice bowl and as usual I enjoyed the video! Thanks for sharing your work with us!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago

      I did consider using resin or something similar to strengthen the wood, but it just wasn’t worth the cost. Thanks for watching, Tim.

  • serricott
    serricott 2 months ago

    It seems a lot of people don’t like the dye, but I think it’s a FANTASTIC color. Beautiful! Maybe, since spalting is apparently desirable, you can put in on a piece with uninteresting natural grain.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago

      I like that red dye even on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through, unless I put the dye on too heavy. Thanks for watching, Serricott.

  • ron newton
    ron newton 2 months ago

    have you tried stabilizng the wood before turning.. i know very little about turning but use stabilized wood for knife handles.. stabilizing makes the wood significantly harder

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  2 months ago

      Yes, using a stabilization liquid would have helped immensely, I believe. However, that stuff is expensive, and it would have taken a lot of it. And I didnt' have any and didn't want to buy any. Thanks for watching, Ron.

  • ron newton
    ron newton 2 months ago +2

    that is a very nice looking piece of wood

  • Mike Pacholek
    Mike Pacholek 3 months ago

    Don’t listen to them Rick it looks great. Keep it up.

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf 3 months ago +1

    Great job !! I would have tried to show more of the spalting but it's your project !! We learn by trial and error. Still a darned nice looking bowl !! Thanks for the video ! I'll be looking forward to more !!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  3 months ago

      Thanks for watching and commenting, Lone Wolf.

  • Jim Remus
    Jim Remus 3 months ago

    I turn a lot of out of round wood pieces. and find supporting the end with a live center helps a lot

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  3 months ago

      I should have done that here. I intended to do so, but in the confusion of getting the cameras and lights set up, I forgot. Thanks for watching and commenting, Jim.

  • Taylor Powell
    Taylor Powell 3 months ago

    This was a beautiful bowl but the dye didn’t do it justice. I would have put clear stain or a little dark tint. The bottom was cool too.

  • Bright Forge
    Bright Forge 3 months ago

    Really enjoyed this. While the bowl was beautiful before dye, it was obviously flawed. Rick did a good job of explaining that and the frustration of the lacquer, though it would have been nice to see a bit of the frustration on camera. I get the most from when you don't get things perfect, Rick. As always, great video.

  • zetus kid
    zetus kid 3 months ago

    Rick, the bowl came out beautiful. I just wondered why you decided to dye the bowl? Was it because it was so spalted?
    Thanks for sharing. One never knows what will happen on one of your videos. Which is good.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  3 months ago

      The spalting on the bowl also included quite a bit of white rot, which was not attractive. Thanks for watching, Zetus.

  • Sur Viv
    Sur Viv 4 months ago

    yep, it was gorgeous natural. You could sand that terrible dye off, down to fresh wood and put it in wood hardener in a vacuum and then turn it. No more tarring grain and with epoxy finish You wont get one bad comment. Spalted woods should always be natural in my opinion. thanks for your time

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  4 months ago

      I like red color on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through. A lot of people don’t like it though. Thanks for watching, Sur.

  • Kevin Geaney
    Kevin Geaney 4 months ago

    Frustrating maybe Rick, but I enjoyed it and learned lots from it. Thanks.

  • annchen weidemann
    annchen weidemann 4 months ago

    Most beautiful bowl. That grain!!! I love watching your videos

  • Leon Allan Davis
    Leon Allan Davis 4 months ago

    Pretty funny....
    First he covers up that beautiful grain with red gunk and then he saws off the base...
    But if you're making a spalted bowl to hold spalted nuts, oh well...
    You can't very well use tung oil...that's against FDA regulations...

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  4 months ago

      I like red dye on spalted wood - this one had a lot of white rot. A lot of people don’t like the red dye however. You can use tung oil, as long as it’s pure tung oil, and not one of the tung oil products that have additives. Thanks for watching, Leon.

  • Tom Wolfe
    Tom Wolfe 4 months ago

    Like myself, you’re probably your own worst critic. I think it’s beautiful.

  • Andrew Watson
    Andrew Watson 4 months ago

    Initially, I agreed with the other folks about the dye BUT that being said, I wasn't there to see the torn grain. It didn't look too bad on camera, but often the camera hides imperfections we'd see if we were there in person. You are a great craftsman and you would know. You said the wood was soft. Was it porous enough to allow a very thin resin to soak in?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  4 months ago

      Resin would have worked, but it wasn’t really worth expending more time on. Thanks for watching, Andrew.

  • David Davids
    David Davids 4 months ago

    thanks for posting. some thoughts. at 8:20, tool rest is TOO far away. too bad such a dark finish was used. cheers

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  4 months ago

      I like the red dye on spalted wood, but I’ve gotten a lot of comments from people who don’t like it. Thanks for watching my videos, David.

  • Ron Alcock
    Ron Alcock 4 months ago

    well Rick, I don't like your dye buddy it had a beautiful spalting that you completely spoilt. Incidentally if you had put on several coats of sanding sealer you would filled a lot of those awful voids, I know this from experience with spalted pine which has the same problems with tear out

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  4 months ago

      Once I had the tear out, I don’t see how a few coats of a sanding could fill the voids...they were pretty deep. I like red dye on spalted wood myself. The spalting still shows through. A number of people agree with you, however. Thanks for watching, Ron.

  • Pablo Gazmuri
    Pablo Gazmuri 4 months ago

    The paint did not add but destroyed the piece!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  4 months ago

      Some people feel that way. I like the red dye over spalted wood. The spalting still shows through. Thanks for watching, Pablo.

  • claymonlimon
    claymonlimon 4 months ago

    It looks beautiful- the purple with the black spalting is amazing TY!!

  • Its Just Jeremy Yo
    Its Just Jeremy Yo 5 months ago

    I like the dye. I understand your frustration. Sometimes what we see in our minds eye is not what becomes our hand's work. An exercise in growth.

  • Destructacon
    Destructacon 5 months ago

    Great job dude, that bowl looks awesome!

  • Ray Smith
    Ray Smith 5 months ago

    Sorry too Rick. Awfull demo

  • Doug Alm
    Doug Alm 5 months ago +2

    The dye blew it for me. I really liked it natural probably with an oil finish.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      Some people don’t like the dye. I like the red over the spalting - the dark lines still show through. Thanks for watching, Doug.

  • Sean Gere
    Sean Gere 5 months ago

    Spalted wood should never be died unless it's a light color that lets the spalting show through. That dark of a red just makes it look like a badly applied stain. Would've been better if it stayed natural looking with a wax/oil finish.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      Some people don’t like it. I like the red over the spalting - I’ve done several bowls like this. Thanks for watching, Sean.

  • CrackerJack
    CrackerJack 5 months ago

    Yor 1/2 inch bowl looks like a harpoon. What's your grind angle.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      It’s 45 degrees, I think. Thanks for watching.

  • J Steven Anderson
    J Steven Anderson 5 months ago

    Well done Rick it's good to see the things that don't go so well we ALL get them, I've turned a lot of soft wood in my time and it can be a bitch, as for the smartarses criticising in the comments colum, go fuck yourselves keep up the good and bad work,happy new year from Scotland

  • Crystal Plummer
    Crystal Plummer 5 months ago

    Beautiful bowl but I wish you'd have left the pedestal.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Crystal.

  • Ayep Yuliawan
    Ayep Yuliawan 5 months ago

    You should leave the natural pattern alone, part of the beauty with black veins on white wood. i believe that is maple.You swapping FERRARI with BUICK.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Ayep. There is a lot of white rot on that wood, which led me to put on the dye. I like the red on spalted wood myself, but I've had a lot of comments that I should not have put it on.

  • Ash Powell
    Ash Powell 5 months ago

    How are you not getting massive catches using that scraper on the inside?
    I put my scraper anywhere near a situation like that and it wants to get sucks in and take a huge dig.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      Keeping the cutting end of the scraper tilted down will prevent catches, usually. Thanks for watching, Ash.

  • James Q
    James Q 5 months ago

    The color is amazing.

  • Martin Lawrence
    Martin Lawrence 5 months ago

    Screws into end grain without the tail stock being brought in as dangerous and should not be copied, I could not watch any more than the first little bit as the thoughts on safety were obviously not thought about and no mention of safety other than the original turn on speed. Beginners to woodturning please do not watch videos like this and then have a go as you will not kno what bad practice you are copying go and get some lessons from someone who knows what they are doing.

  • Joseph Ellis
    Joseph Ellis 5 months ago

    I kind of liked the look while it had a 'foot' on it. Have you ever thought of stabilizing with cactus juice?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  5 months ago

      I’ve heard of cactus juice, but never used it. It’s pretty expensive. Thanks for watching, Joseph.

  • fisher7734
    fisher7734 6 months ago

    I'm not saying it's wrong but it just doesn't appeal to me... kind of like putting stain on the Mona Lisa.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      I tried staining Mona Lia...you wouldn’t believe the fuss she made! There was a lot of white rot on that wood, and it was not attractive. Thanks for commenting and watching, Fisher.

  • Gary Rose
    Gary Rose 6 months ago

    the wood and color is beautiful don't ruin it with dye...

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      It had a lot of white rot showing, which didn’t look that great. I like the red dye on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through. A lot of people don’t like though. Thanks for watching, Gary.

  • Gary Rose
    Gary Rose 6 months ago

    i would pull the tail stock in position for safety till it's round...

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      I typically do that, but this time I forgot.

  • Gaetan Crepeault
    Gaetan Crepeault 6 months ago

    THANK you you have time Like here about minor and major problem please (

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Gaetan.

  • Gaetan Crepeault
    Gaetan Crepeault 6 months ago

    For this video you work whit lathe nova galacxie Dr you like nova lathe Clarence for wood 12 16 24"

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago +2

      I had the Galaxi on loan from Technatool to do a video review on RU-clip. However, over a period of five months or so, I ran into a number of minor problems and a couple of major problems, so I declined to do the interview.

  • AUBREY ANSELL
    AUBREY ANSELL 6 months ago

    Epoxy, maybe 3 coats, would have really made thatpeice pop! I really enjoy your close up filming. Also like knowing the speed u r turning. I have a lot of that softer spalted wood and I have a tough time with it.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Thanks for watching and commenting, Aubrey.

  • Jay Lijoi
    Jay Lijoi 6 months ago

    Wish you had left the failed finnishing in, we often learn more from seeing what and why something fails. Thank you for the video. For what it's worth I use a lacquer oil rub that works great if you want a high gloss finish.

    • Jay Lijoi
      Jay Lijoi 6 months ago

      @RickTurns good morning Rick. I use deft lacquer, but I don't think brand matters. There are a couple of ways to go. Try mixing some oil (I prefer walnut, but any oil will do) and lacquer. Start with 1 part oil to 4 parts lacquer then adjust to how you like the feel as you apply while turning. The other method I like is to apply lacquer to the work then with oil on a rag wipe while turning. The oil serves as a lubricant. Let me know if you like it.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Jay. I'd like to know more about your lacquer finishing. What oil do you use and how much? Do you put it on with the work spinning on the lathe?

  • Richard Perron Jr.
    Richard Perron Jr. 6 months ago +2

    I kinda like the bowl, I'm always impressed by your expertise. Thanks for posting

  • Rick Johnson
    Rick Johnson 6 months ago

    Why would you hide the grain and colors of a spalted bowl? You could of got the same results with a hunk of poplar

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      The spalting looked good, the white rot didn't. Thanks for watching, Rick.

  • Bruce Wilson
    Bruce Wilson 6 months ago +1

    So beautiful, and then it got stained. Ruined it for me too.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Bruce.

  • Chicken Stew
    Chicken Stew 6 months ago

    You're too hard on yourself..Wonderful job if u ask me...

  • Dan Van Hoose
    Dan Van Hoose 6 months ago

    Man that dye ruined it.may as well used pine.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      I like the red dye on spalted wood. The spalting shows through the red. On this piece if wood, there was also a lot of white rot showing, which wasn’t attractive. Sorry you didn’t like it...thanks for watching anyway.

  • james moore
    james moore 6 months ago +1

    I'm fairly new to turning and have much to learn. I came accross a small bit of spalted poplar last year and ended up turning quite a few mini ornamental birdhouses. Love the spalted look, I used polyurethane finish on them. I'm sure that as I learn and experiance differant woods I'll probably ruin some perfectly good pieces, LOL....Thank you for sharing your talent with those of us just starting out on the woodturning experiance. Personnaly, I love the piece, quite stunning.....

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      I’ve ruined quite a few good pieces of wood! Thanks for watching, James.

  • Dawna Bennett
    Dawna Bennett 6 months ago +2

    you had me till you colored it. maybe if you would have done some more finish sanding after the color coat dried, so that the color coat was more transparent. Nice work, ugly bowl.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Thank like the deep red on spalted wood. The spalting still shows through. I know a lot of people don’t like, though. Thanks for watching, Dawna.

  • Silvio Costa
    Silvio Costa 6 months ago +1

    Ficou bom .
    Mas ficou muito forte esse vermelho .
    Natural ficaria bom também.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Obrigado por seus comentários. Eu gosto do vermelho na madeira spalted, mas muitas pessoas não gostam. Esse pedaço de madeira tinha muita podridão branca, o que não parecia bom, então usei o corante vermelho para escondê-lo. (Tradução pelo Google Translate, espero que faça sentido.)

  • Shawn Sherman
    Shawn Sherman 6 months ago

    Dying ruined it. Why would you do that?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      I like red on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through. On this piece of wood, there was a good bit of white-rot as well, which was not attractive. Thanks for watching, Shawn.

  • Jim Jakosh
    Jim Jakosh 7 months ago

    Hey Rick,, I see you have a nova Galaxi like I've got, How do you like the switches?
    Do you every use a sheer scrape with the bowl gouge to eliminate grain tear out?

    • علي علي
      علي علي 6 months ago

      هي

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      I had that Galaxi on loan from Teknatool for about six months, for the purpose of doing a video review. However, I ran into a few major problems with it, and a number of minor problems, so in the end, I declined to do the review. There was a lot I liked about it, but the various problems made me hesitant to recommend it to anyone. I hope you're having better luck with it than I did.
      I do indeed do some shear scraping with the bowl gouge. Overall, however, I prefer to use my dedicated negative-rake shear scraper tool. Here's a link to my video on that:
      ru-clip.com/video/cguioocjwIc/video.html
      Thanks for watching, Jim.

  • brand scheffer
    brand scheffer 7 months ago

    What a beautiful piece of wood, what a shame you destroyed it with the dye.

    • brand scheffer
      brand scheffer 6 months ago

      @RickTurns Rick you're right of course, it's a question of personal taste. Still appreciate the work you do!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  6 months ago

      Some people don't like the dye, some do. I like the red dye on spalted wood - the spalting still shows through. Thanks for watching, brand.

  • D L
    D L 7 months ago

    Turned out pretty, though I prefer the natural coloring. I know it wasn't as you'd have liked it, but you made a silk purse out if that sow's ear, no mistake! Was there enough voids to infuse with acrylic before turning? Thanks for sharing this on👍🏼

    • D L
      D L 7 months ago

      @RickTurns not familiar with cactus juice for stabilizing (clicks open new browser)...must...investigate.... ;-) thanks again for sharing your experience with it!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago +1

      It could probably have been rendered stable with something like CactusJuice (which I have never used). I don't think there were enough voids for something thicker like epoxy to penetrate and stabilize the wood. Thanks for watching, DL.

  • Jordon Park
    Jordon Park 7 months ago

    00:18 second into the video what is that with the wood and his had? It moves like fluid or some shit

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      That is a weird effect, isn't it. That is the morph effect in Adobe Premiere Pro, the video editing software that I use. The morph effect attempts to smooth together two video clips by creating similar frames between the two. In this case, the first clip had my hand in one position and the second clip had my hand in a different position. I didn't like the sudden jump in position, so I used the morph effect. I don't use it anymore, because it does frequently result in that weird creeping picture. Thanks for watching, Jordon.

  • DukeStarbuckle
    DukeStarbuckle 7 months ago +4

    Why do people spend so much time commenting on what this craftsman "should have done"? His project, his lathe, his channel, his rules. How 'bout if you guys get on your own lathes and show us how it's done?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      Thank you, Duke. Most of the comments are well-intended, but a RU-clip creator has to develop a thick skin!

  • وسام المفتي
    وسام المفتي 7 months ago

    Fantastic...!!!

  • Les Buck
    Les Buck 7 months ago

    Sorry mate but you lost it for me when you “painted it”.it was an interesting bowl until then.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      I like the deep red finish myself. The splating still shows through. Thanks for watching, Les.

  • Pogrman Rlchman
    Pogrman Rlchman 7 months ago

    Awful color....

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      I like that red color...I've used it on several bowls. But some people prefer the wood unaltered. In this case, the wood was showing a lot of white rot, which I didn't like. Thanks for watching, Pogrman.

  • Kevin Morin
    Kevin Morin 7 months ago

    Rick, while I don't turn, CPES would stabilize this level of spalting and even the rotted areas. The epoxy would have allowed a rigid blank in my experience- not that its an inexpensive material. I've tapped rotted wood and used bolts directly into the rot- after soaking with "enough" CPES- but it wasn't a low cost solution!
    I don't care for the red dye on the nearly perfect maple spalt lines, but that's just taste. CPES would have made a more successful bowl in my view.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      Thanks for the tip on the CPES (which I have never heard of - I've have to take a look). Thanks for watching, Keven.

  • Mike's R
    Mike's R 7 months ago

    why a recess instead of a tenon

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      The wood looked somewhat weak, and I thought a recess would be stronger in this case than a tenon. On fresher wood, I’ll sometimes use a tenon and sometimes a recess...I don’t have a strong rationale for one over the other.

  • John horsfall
    John horsfall 7 months ago +20

    Why cover all that spalting, it is now just a bowl , nothing special. Just a good coating of walnut oil and you would have had a fantastic bowl .

    • Denis Desjardins
      Denis Desjardins 4 months ago

      You got that right

    • John horsfall
      John horsfall 7 months ago +2

      @RickTurns You are right if you like it then what can I say as I have to agree we turn and colour for ourselves and who am I to comment on what you like I apologize for being so rude Rick

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      I like the red dye on spalted wood. The spalting still shows through. Thanks for watching, John.

  • John May
    John May 7 months ago

    Woo-oh. When did you get the Nova DVR? I've had mine for about 6 months and really like it. Don't like the banjo though. The tightening bars interfere with each other. What are your thoughts? And what did you do with your Powermatic? And Like Mark and a few others below I also cringed when you dyed that beautiful spalting.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      Yeah, that’s not good. With the one I had, the first inch of extension was stiff...after that it got increasingly difficult to move. We tried a new quill first, but that didn’t help. They had to send me a new tailstock. Hope it works out for you.

    • John May
      John May 7 months ago

      @RickTurns I don't know. Yesterday I had to use a rubber hammer to get the tail stock spindle to move. Once it did, it was fine. Will be contacting Debbie at Technatool today.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      I had the DVR on load from Teknatool to do a video review. After 5-6 months, I had run into a number of problems, both large and small, and declined to do the review. I returned it to them. When I first got it, the headstock would start screeching above 1000 rpm. They shipped another to me. Next, the tailstock quill was binding to the point where I could not move it in and out. They shipped another. Those were the two biggest issues. I also had a problem with the tightening levers on the banjo. Sounds like you're doing better with it than I was.

  • shamrock1961
    shamrock1961 7 months ago

    Not impressed. Sorry. :-(

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      Thanks for watching...sorry you didn’t like it.

  • Colin Harris
    Colin Harris 7 months ago

    What a pile of crap... Competely ruined.... Not fit to be on you tube.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago +1

      I’m just spitballin’ here, but I’m guessing you don’t like that bowl.

  • Ben Press
    Ben Press 7 months ago

    I can't believe you destroyed that beautiful spalted grain with that horrendous dye.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  7 months ago

      I like the red dye on spalted wood...I’ve done several like that. That wood had a lot of white rot in it, as well as being spalted. Thanks for watching, Ben.

  • Steve Sievers
    Steve Sievers 8 months ago

    I know you're probably tired of hearing this, but I have to put my two cents in the pot. I had much higher hopes for your bowl than what you ended up with. Now, decidedly I'm not there to inspect the wood first hand and therefore not able to give a fully informed assessment of your work, but imho, I feel you're blaming the condition of the wood for being more of the problem than it was. Thruthfully, this is one turn I think I'd kept to myself. Not going to lie, I've fubared my fair share of projects over the years also. As the saying goes, "we live we learn, everything else gets run thru the chipper". Keep turning away, I enjoy your work. Well, most of it anyway. 👍☺

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      Thanks for your comments, Steve.

  • mary abrahim
    mary abrahim 8 months ago

    mine is fresh off the tree how long should i let it age to edge to get the bark off of it ?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      I usually only take the bark off if it’s loose. With a fresh log, the bark should be pretty tight. Once you get your blank on the lathe, you can turn the bark off along with the rest of the wood. Thanks for watching, Mary.

  • Kobus Kotze
    Kobus Kotze 8 months ago +21

    Would have been gorgeous without the horrible die!! You are very talented but a piece of wood like that should show itself of, WITHOUT die.

    • Ralph Macey
      Ralph Macey 7 months ago

      @RickTurns as beautiful as the natural outside was, do you think an epoxy coat inside would work?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago +1

      I've made several bowls with dye on the inside or outside...I like the added color. On this piece of wood, the bottom of the bowl had so much tearout that I decided to put on the dye, trying to conceal the damage. Thanks for watching,Kobus.

  • dfullerton93
    dfullerton93 8 months ago

    I love that you mention the frustration and the mess ups. I get so frustrated at my work at times and some of these vids by pros always make it look like it always goes well, even when we all know that things get messed up on the lathe. Thanks for such a realistic video. Makes me want to go play with the spalted birch I have sitting around.

  • Latest Machinery
    Latest Machinery 8 months ago +14

    RickTurns
    Dark color is too discolored

  • To Rauscher
    To Rauscher 8 months ago +1

    I did the sameas mark regarding the finish. In the end that bowl turned out nice. As far as the use of your tools, the way you use them is a matter of opinion. What you worked well.

  • Mr. B
    Mr. B 8 months ago

    Thanks Rick for showing the good and the bad . I appreciate the fact that you continued with the project , knowing damn well it was not turning out well. I am new to turning and have been wondering why everyone always takes out the piff . I see now why. Terrible tear out? Thanks Rick

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Mr B.

  • Peter Herrington
    Peter Herrington 8 months ago

    Good effort , most would have produced heat with that log .
    Linseed oil would of stabilised it but turned out ok considering what you started with .
    Thanks for sharing

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      Thanks for watching, Peter.

  • Tom Johnson
    Tom Johnson 8 months ago

    looks like shit, stick with linseed oil based finishes/stains.

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for watching, Tom.

  • fa18mhr
    fa18mhr 8 months ago

    A woodworker probably learns more from their errors than their successes. I learn a lot from your videos. {|;-)>---

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      Thanks for watching, fa18mhr.

  • dave johnson
    dave johnson 8 months ago

    Any reason that you didn’t support it with the tailstock?

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  8 months ago

      Yeah...I forgot. Sometimes I get so involved in setting up my camera and lights, I forget the basics! Thanks for watching, Dave.

  • Stephen Hughes
    Stephen Hughes 9 months ago

    I know I could make a lot of negative comments here (and it would be the first time ever)... as I too was watching nervously for you - but an internal tool rest would really help or a parting tool (not a saw) or not screwing into your end grain but I do screw into end grain on Monkey Puzzle and have fabulous finishes, so....I share your opinions on the end bowl - its a learning curve and have also turned spalted bowls that are just too light weight when you lift them to know its shot... rotten, but its always good to watch some one else turn wood you learn something new every day... and even I don't use a polished wheel or own a powermatic (and would love too) - keep it up!

    • RickTurns
      RickTurns  9 months ago

      Thank you for your comments, Stephen.

  • Tracey Meredith
    Tracey Meredith 9 months ago +1

    Stop talking so much. Get to it already

  • jackie bholat
    jackie bholat 9 months ago

    I really like it.

  • rr vẻ
    rr vẻ 9 months ago

    Ha ha ...I like very much your depth gage , so simple ,so effect , I will make one like that . the bowl look very good with finishing .