|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 07-06-2015 08:29 PM||475 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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/; 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.