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Project by Mark Wilson posted 11-30-2015 05:16 AM 1169 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this Peach Thing sometime last year, when the wood was still soaking wet. It was my second Peach shenanigan. The cracks were there when I started turning, and got bigger as I progressed. I like the way it turned out. My Really Big Thithter liked it enough thatm when she was rearranging my living space a few weeks ago, she hung it on the livingroom wall, like a painting. This pleased me.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 05:22 AM

That is beautiful Mark!

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 07:11 AM

Bowl, I would say.Very interesting work of nature, I must say, than your excellent turning skill.

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 09:10 AM

Truly beautiful piece of wood. Mother nature at her best.
It’s a peach of a project.


-- 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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#4 posted 11-30-2015 09:12 AM

That has turned out a real beauty Mark, nice piece of turning and a great finish.

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

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 11:06 AM

That’s a wonderful bowl. Aussie Bob beat me to the ” peach of a project” punjoke…
Did you turn it to final when wet? Or rough turned, let dry, turned to final?
The grain in this wood is remarkable, and the checks add character.
I don’t think peach trees get this big here….

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#6 posted 11-30-2015 11:32 AM

I agree…a bowl. Nice going , Mark!!..............Jim

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#7 posted 11-30-2015 11:53 AM

Nice one Mark. The cracks just lend a bit of reality and personality to the piece. Your sister is right. It would look good on just about any wall.

-- Darrell, Nova Scotia, Canada,

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#8 posted 11-30-2015 12:28 PM

Nice one. Peachy keen, if I do say so myself !

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#9 posted 11-30-2015 01:08 PM

I’d day bowl Mark. Looks good!

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#10 posted 11-30-2015 01:53 PM

Which ever you use it for, it sure is purddy!

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#11 posted 11-30-2015 02:10 PM

You continue to amaze me, Mark. I wish there were something in the pictures to show scale. It looks bigger than any peach tree I’m familiar with.

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#12 posted 11-30-2015 03:24 PM

It’s a peach of a bowl. Really nice work.

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#13 posted 11-30-2015 06:00 PM


Thanks for pushing the edges of the box. LOL! Or the tree?

Nice organic piece.

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#14 posted 11-30-2015 06:25 PM

Purdy! Your Thithter has a good eye, must run in the family. Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 11-30-2015 06:39 PM

Really nice peach, uh piece. I like the idea of it becoming a wall hanging.

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