Maple Again

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by Graydog, May 27, 2019.

  1. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    The other day my son Seth and I processed another section of the Big tree and found some amazing grain and figure , the color is very impressive
    Take a peak 00100lPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190525202043533_COVER.jpg 00100lPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190525202031000_COVER.jpg
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  2. You make soap out of maple??

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  3. Very nice. Those will make beautiful handles.

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  4. Grundi

    Grundi Contributor

  5. Stunning!
  6. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    Maple1.jpg This is the section we cut up ,still huge amount to go . Thats Grace hunting a squirrel in the background :) The color goes all the way through Maple.jpg
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  7. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    No soap . How do you like your Pixel phone ?
  8. Hannah's Dad

    Hannah's Dad Contributor

    Steve ... I eagerly await your next brush sale!!

    DCRIII Contributor

    He makes shaving brush handles with the wood.
    That's nice looking maple Steve.
    I remember when I accidentally started a thread about aged cheddar cheese in the soap forum and was asked how it lathers. I was stumped by this question until I realized my mistake.
  10. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    No need to wait Dan , just tell me what you want and send me a knot :)
  11. Hannah's Dad

    Hannah's Dad Contributor

    You’re a generous soul.
  12. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    I cut this about a month or so ago
    It still has to be finished but color and grain are very cool
    Horse Hair knot not set maple4.jpg
  13. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Moderator

    Nice grain, another very nice brush.
  14. That is very nice. Is the darker areas in the grain called figure or spalting? Some of the Rimu handles i put up earlier have similar stuff in them.
  15. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    I believe it's a little of both in that handle ,figure is the grain patterns and the Spalting is more of the colors that you see
  16. That should make for a very nice 'textured' handle with that much color, no?

    That squirrel looks too inquisitive for his own good... he better run, lol.
    Wow, that is beautiful. Always look forward to seeing your work. Please post more as you complete them. I'm very jealous of your skill. Lol.

    As echoed above, if you do a sale of some of your work, I will gladly be in line.
  17. I really like spalted maple. I also like curly maple, birdseye maple, burl maple, quartersawn maple and just plain maple!
    Did it require any stabilizing or was it still sufficiently hard?

    Beautiful work, sir!:thumbup:
  18. That is absolutely beautiful wood and I love the shape you chose I've been busy lately and forgot to check the brush making forms the last couple of days.
    I also have several things I need to turn. I just haven't had time, or when I do have a little spare time I don't have the energy.

    How about maple syrup?
  19. Mixed feelings. If they could make it sugar free and still taste the same it would be all good!
  20. I was referring to real maple syrup. The natural sugar in it is at least healthier than the processed sugars in a lot of products.

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