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Project by Mark Wilson posted 09-12-2015 04:42 AM 561 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So called, because I was excited about a new (to me) finishing technique, and needed to see what would happen if I applied it to bare naked wood. This bare naked wood is Sycamore, from the one-and-only branch thereof that I attained the day I got a whole bunch of Jacaranda and Myrtle. The fourth photo shows the cylinder I turned back in May, before I put it in a bag, to dry in its own filth, along with some others. The finishing technique? Shine Juice. (See Capt. Eddy.) That’s right. The same stuff I’ve been using, only, all mixed together, minus the WAX, and applied all at once, repeatedly. And, with considerably less sanding/polishing.Me likey. It stands 3-3/4” tall.

-- Mark





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lew

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#1 posted 09-12-2015 01:44 PM

Nice shape!

I have not tried turning Sycamore, yet. I really should do it. That species grows like weeds around here.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-12-2015 06:45 PM

Nice little jug

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 09-12-2015 09:29 PM

Lew, I look forward to getting my hands on some Sycamore trunk material. I’ve seen boxes and furniture made from it. It’s awesome stuff. This piece is from an upper branch and looks for all the world to me like Podacarpus. In point of fact, I’m not sure but that I may have mismarked it.
Thank you Joe. But, “jug” isn’t a word that came to my mind.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 09-13-2015 02:00 AM

Hey Lew, we do consider it a weed around here in Indiana. I made some cabinets out of it one time, and ten years later, they were still warping

-- 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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#5 posted 09-14-2015 12:40 PM

Nice job.
Sycamore is a pretty wood. My only complaint about it is that when it is on the lathe and the shavings are flying, it smells like hamster bedding. They must use sycamore to make hamster bedding that you buy at the pet store.

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 07:44 PM

You know you’re a turner when you walk around smelling like a hamster cage.

-- Mark

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