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The last piece of mulberry tree damaged in ice storm.

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Project by mahdee posted 05-06-2015 10:40 AM 1255 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a beautiful mulberry tree that gave up the ghost in a ice storm three years ago. This was the last piece I managed to reclaim and turn into a bowl. It had a large crack which I inlay with a piece of walnut. The spoon was a branch of the same tree. Thanks for looking.

-- earthartandfoods.com





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 05-06-2015 11:40 AM

Beautiful Mr. Jinx. What finish did you use on the bowl?

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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mahdee

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#2 posted 05-06-2015 12:15 PM

Good morning Kaleb and thanks.. The finish is Cabot Polyurethane. It is a much thicker poly than MinWax and doesn’t drip as bad because of it. Usually one coat is enough but this one had to have 4.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 12:31 PM

Great job Jinx. That’s a real beauty. Fine work with that wood from a special tree. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 01:48 PM

That is an interesting bowl, very cool, and bigger than I thought it would be.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 02:00 PM

Wow! That is a BIG bowl. Mulberry is one of my favorites. I just wish I could figure out how to keep the yellow from turning brownish. Spoon is cool as well. Projects from wood with a history/personal significance are the best.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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mahdee

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 04:06 PM

Thanks guys.
gfadvm, This tree lumber never turned brown on me. Here is a smaller piece of the same tree I made into a bow a year or so ago:


If you like projects with history/story behind them, check out the “ugly duckling” (my wife project) and “Story of an old tree”.

It could be that I kept them in shade??

-- earthartandfoods.com

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 05-06-2015 04:14 PM

We have two mulberry trees in our yard. One fruiting and a fruitless. I have used the prolific branches for tomato cages, arbors and lattice for the climbing roses. I have turned a few wooden eggs for the kids at church, they are a big hit around Easter. Perhaps I should start eyeing some of the larger branches for some turning
YOURS ARE SPECTACULAR..

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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mahdee

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#8 posted 05-06-2015 05:05 PM

Jumbo. Thank you. Interesting uses for the tree. I certainly miss eating the fruits and so do the birds. I plan to plant a few saplings and watch them grow for the next several years. This one started fruiting after 4 or 5 years.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 06:01 PM

This is absolutely beautiful.

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 08:54 PM

mrjinx007, My mulberry still has some yellow but browns a lot (just like my Hedge/Bois de Arc). They are closely related but the mulberry is a little more user friendly. Yours is less brown than mine.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 05-06-2015 09:33 PM

I’m please you added a shot holding the bowl, the cover shot doesn’t do justice to the size of this fabulous piece. Well done man
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 05-06-2015 10:11 PM

This is the nicest bowl I’ve seen yet. Like the others, I had no idea just how large it is if not for the photo of you holding it. I bet that was a lot of fun to turn.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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mahdee

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#13 posted 05-07-2015 01:13 AM

peteg, thank you.
Tedster, Thanks; the tools I used were chainsaw, chisels, cards and lots of lots of sand paper. I had to get away from it every few week just to get a break. Turning it would have been nice.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 05-07-2015 01:16 AM

Ahhhh, When you said you “turned” it into a bowl, Ted and I jumped to the lathe conclusion! Now I’m even more impressed with your skills.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 05-07-2015 02:16 AM

Beautiful bowl, beautiful wood, and beautiful keepsake. I never let my mulberry trees get that big, but now that I have seen this I might have to let them grow for a while. Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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