The One That Didn't Get Away (See Blog "The One That Got Away"

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mark Wilson posted 09-26-2015 05:21 AM 1115 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the victim, getting a little branch bump sliced off, for between-centers balancing purposes.

Cape Chestnut, it is.

Photo lifted from Web.

This, I know now, is a stunning bit of wood.



Finding that this tree, evidently , grows in layers. Layers that will sometimes flake off.

Not to worry. I’ve dealt with worse things.

Oh, the movement in there.

Hogging out wasn’t easy. Nothing’s easy for me.

I had someone else’s goblet in my head, I guess, when I settled on this shape.

These cracks, if you’ll go back a coupple shots, were internal. Not to worry. I’ve dealt with worse things. Super Glue, which later popped out and had to be re-done.

After the thinning was dome, of course.

I wonder, now, if I should just go with a Palm Tree-Shaped stem.

Nah. That’s not what I set out to do. This is what I set out to do.

This is how I make something wobble on the chuck.

So many ways to go.

A little Rattle-Can Shellac.

A little WOP, brushed on.

And we’re back where we started.

-- Mark

8 comments so far

View fatman51's profile


335 posts in 1707 days

#1 posted 09-26-2015 05:31 AM

Wow! Mark, you are an artist. That chestnut finished out nicely.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

2052 posts in 933 days

#2 posted 09-26-2015 05:48 AM

Thanks, John. The finish could be better. And it will be next time.

-- Mark

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2482 posts in 3554 days

#3 posted 09-26-2015 12:20 PM

Good to see you achieved the object Mark, nice goblet with the wobbly stem. Well done, nice finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

View majuvla's profile


11462 posts in 2738 days

#4 posted 09-26-2015 01:09 PM

I like this contrast between natural edge and turned part of the project.Remind me on kind of tulip flower.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View lew's profile


11890 posts in 3626 days

#5 posted 09-26-2015 01:22 PM

Nicely Done!!

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

View doubleDD's profile (online now)


7009 posts in 1913 days

#6 posted 09-26-2015 03:54 PM

Nice. Now you are making it look easy. A face shield may be needed on the next adventure. Keep them coming.

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

View JoeinGa's profile


7732 posts in 1877 days

#7 posted 09-26-2015 09:10 PM

Pretty cool, Mark. But where’d you buy that wood magnet? I’ve searched and searched, cant find one anywhere!

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

View Grumpy's profile


23434 posts in 3721 days

#8 posted 10-21-2015 12:28 AM

Clever work mate.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics