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

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 09-26-2015 05:21 AM 902 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

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#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

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

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

-- Mark

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#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. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#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

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

Nicely Done!!

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

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#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.

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#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!

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

Clever work mate.

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

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