Woodcraft Woodshop - Maple, Ambrosia 4" x 6" x 6"
Ambrosia maple is technically not a specific species of maple, but rather a general description of any type of maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and...
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When a woodworker’s mind turns to maple, it revives images of golden autumn hues, sweet syrup, and honey-colored country furniture. And why not? Fall foliage of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) draws millions of leaf “peepers” to New England and the Great Lakes’ states each year.
In this issue of Woodcraft Magazine, Tommy MacDonald of Rough Cut becomes a cooper, building this coopered leg table. A cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels. A woodstave is a narrow length of wood with a slightly beveled edge to form the sides of barrels, tanks, pipelines, and in this feature, legs for a beautifully built table made from Ambrosia Maple. Everything a cooper produces is referred to as cooperage. Tommy recreates this methodology in this issue and in this video from Season 3 of Rough Cut.
Excellent for Bowls and Newbies
Great blocks for bowls. Would recommend for first time bowl turners. Easy to turn, but difficult to finish sometimes. If lots of voids, rough areas switch to sanding and start with 80 grit and take it off with that, then finish out with up to 2000 grit. Makes very nice bowls.
Would like to see larger sizes available
Nice pattern through out the wood. I would buy this again
Makes a beautiful bowl
I used the Ambrosia Maple to turn a beautiful bowl. The bowl sold within a couple of hours on display with many other cheaper items. The wood turns easy but is a little difficult to finish as it has many small voids.