Vessel Emerging #1

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-06-2015 08:29 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Goblet turned from, and still a part of, a piece of Podacarpus. The knot tried to get out a couple times, but I was having none of it. I like the way it turned out. It’s 4-1/2” tall and about 2-3/4” wide.

Podocarpus (/ˌpoʊdəˈkɑrpəs/;[1] from the Greek, podos, meaning “foot”, and karpos, meaning “fruit”) is a genus of conifers, the most numerous and widely distributed of the podocarp family, (Wikipedia). Origins: Gondwana, evidently.

I thought it was an Oleander when it was in my neighbor’s back yard. I’ve turned a few things from it before now. But I think it’s finally reached the stage at which it likes to be turned. The colors and the figure it presents create a fine marbling effect that really comes out with some fervent polishing and plenty of shellac.
The ring in the stem originally wanted to be cut free. But, I’m sure you can see why it changed its mind in the first two photos.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 08:57 PM

Nice job on the piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 02:20 AM

Those knots can be a problem but you handled it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 07:19 PM

That knot tried to get out twice. I outsmarted it. Sometimes a head ismore than a hat rack.

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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