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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-19-2015 07:22 AM 640 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Bowl turned from Mulberry. I was careful to leave just enough bark to give the eye something to rest on. Besides, I love the effect of polished bark against the smoothness of a Piece. In this case, the bark additionally to on the appearance of snakeskin – a serendipitous fluke, really.

Friction Polished 6X and waxed.

7/17/27 was my Beloved Momma’s Birthday. I happened to start this Piece on that day. She’d have been 88.

-- Mark





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 07:32 AM

I had this nearly impeccable finish happening, inside and out.


Then, finishing the bottom, it came out of the Longworth Chuck.

The dark line in the top was me being clever with a crack – filling it with dark dust and Superglue.
If you’ve read any of my words, you’re familiar with my aversion to throwing away a piece of wood.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 08:02 AM

Another great bowl Mark, nice grain in the Mulberry especially with the piece of bark showing. Is the green in your top pictures the finished color, I rather like the later photos. Nice finish, well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 08:25 AM

I’m at an embarrassing disadvantage, sir, for, lamentably, I have a green deficiency. That is, I see green only when it isn’t there. In any case, the Gallery photos are the real thing. In the comment box, the only part I didn’t re-turn and re-finish is the collar just below the top – it would’ve gotten far too thin.
And, thanks.

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

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 12:05 PM

Nice bowl, Mark. you are a man after my own heart. I never like to give up on a piece unless ti just breaks in two. Nice recover and very nice shape to that bowl. I don’t know if you use epoxy but I have found that for filling cracks and to hold thing together I use epoxy with black oil based paint dripped in it. It works super! I stared using Testors model paint but now use Rustoleum and it is much cheaper.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-19-2015 12:06 PM

Beautiful bowl. This green colour look is awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-19-2015 01:01 PM

Love this one, Mark!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-19-2015 01:21 PM

Beautiful bowl, No doubt your Mother would love it.

And that sawdust & superglue really works, doesn’t it?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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leafherder

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#8 posted 07-19-2015 02:17 PM

Beautiful bowl and great remembrance piece (my Mom was also born in 1927 guess that was a good year for mothers). Don’t worry about the colors – I have noticed that Mulberry changes with age. Glue and sawdust is my go-to crack filler also, If I want to match the piece I use sawdust from that piece – If I want contrast I use sawdust from another type of wood, always turns out great. I like that retained bark look – how did you get that? I have never known a piece of Mulberry that wanted to keep its bark – it always peels off in big strips when I start working it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 07-19-2015 02:54 PM

That is really gorgeous Mark. I love the bark inclusion and the colours are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 07-19-2015 05:54 PM

Jim, the fixed crack in the top started out filled with epoxy. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I carved some out – leaving enough to shore up the crack – and filled it with Cocobolo dust/CA.
Ivan, I wish I could see the green.
Leafherder, I’ll fill a surface crack thusly, with a little CA or PVA dripped over dust sanded into the fissure. Many times, the crack is still visible, simply as a line that doesn’t belong. But, when a crack is structural and threatens to expand, it really calls for the repair offered by epoxy, which, as in this Piece, came out looking like a line that didn’t belong. So, I tried do dress it up a little.
Bob, you make me happy.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 07-19-2015 10:44 PM

Nice job Mark.

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

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#12 posted 07-20-2015 04:32 AM

Thanks, Grumpy.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 07-24-2015 01:00 AM

Very nice Mark, this piece reminds me of a piece of green Italian Marble

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 07-24-2015 07:43 AM

There’s that word “green” again.


Another great bowl Mark, nice grain in the Mulberry especially with the piece of bark showing. Is the green in your top pictures the finished color, I rather like the later photos. Nice finish, well done.

- Bob Collins


Beautiful bowl. This green colour look is awesome.

- majuvla

I’m at an embarrassing disadvantage, sir, for, lamentably, I have a green deficiency. That is, I see green only when it isn’t there.

I had to ask my Aged Parent

to show it to me. All could say was I believe you.

I’ve started turning something entirely different with the rest of the the MB this came from. Had to pause because my lathe developed a wobble in the quill. I hope to get it back, fixed, tomorrow.

-- Mark

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