Bud Voz "I KNOW What It Looks Like"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 09-12-2015 05:09 AM 885 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Voz was not intended to look like a bong. But, there it is. It’s made of the Camphor that’s been seasoning very nicely. I don’t know whether the dark striations are a sign of spalting, or what. I do know that it’s made this a very fetching species, indeed. I began finishing this piece in the old (latest) way. A good soaking with BLO, after much polishing, followed by more polishing, then, WOP and WAX. I got the BLO on, then sat down and watched Captain Eddy Castelin’s video on O.B. Shine Juice, which I had heard of, but had forgotten about. So, I topped the BLO with the Shine Juice, and said, “WOW. That was easy.” See photo 6.
Just between you and me and the fence post: The very short stem was intentional, though not quite that short. It broke while I was sanding the neck. I fixed it by boring a hole into which what was left of the stem would fit perfectly. There’s no evidence that it was ever broke. So, don’t tell anyone. And, that ring-like thing? Not a ring. It’s more like a leaf. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

The difference between novice and master is that the master is more adept at fixing mis-cues.

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-12-2015 12:24 PM

Great looking pieces, Mark . You have been on the lathe for a while. Pretty soon you need elves!!


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

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#2 posted 09-12-2015 12:51 PM

Good piece Mark. I just started experimenting with shine juice myself lately.I like the choice of wood too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 09-12-2015 01:42 PM

Nice looking pieces, Mark.

And, just for the record, you can’t have too many bongs.

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

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 09-12-2015 09:44 PM

For the record, my only experience with bongs is from a distance.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 09-12-2015 10:56 PM

Me too Mark. And I never inhaled either :-)

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