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Project by Mark Wilson posted 12-25-2015 05:20 AM 1167 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of a planned set of three. The last photo is of the chunk of Ficus from whence it came. See: Ficus Grudge Match http://lumberjocks.com/MLWilson/blog/73274

-- Mark





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#1 posted 12-25-2015 05:39 AM

Very nice Mark, great looking wood and done justice by you excellent finish. Look forward to seeing the next two.
Have a Merry Xmas and a safe New Year.

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

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 06:52 AM

Love the contrasting color of the finial .

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

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 07:33 AM

Very pretty piece, Mark!!

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

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#4 posted 12-25-2015 08:39 AM

I like this ’’wave’ design of top. This handle is also interesting, reminds me on chess figurine of queen.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-25-2015 08:52 AM

Looking good Mark, got a picture with the lid off?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 09:05 AM

Thanks.
Lew, that finial was lying around, all by itself, looking for something do.
John, ixnay on the idlay. Shhhh. This isn’t done yet.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 05:21 PM

Beautiful piece Mark. The grain is simply gorgeous!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Roman

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#8 posted 12-25-2015 05:28 PM

Mark,

Looks like you’re going to town turning things round! Hope you and your family have a good Christmas day!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-25-2015 06:28 PM

Merry Christmas Mark,
Great job on the bowl – love that ficus grain pattern. Tell the truth, you don’t want to show the inside because that is where Santa hid your present. :)
Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
John

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 12-25-2015 08:31 PM

Nice bit of end grain turning mark, hope those checks don’t give you any grief :)
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 12-26-2015 05:09 AM

Amazing piece, Mark. Beautiful grain. Worth the battle? I think so!

-- God bless, Candy

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Mark Wilson

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#12 posted 12-26-2015 07:42 AM

End grain turning is right, Pete. I don’t think I saw a single actual shaving the whole time. Shaping this thing was more like a job of erosion than anything else.
Candy, thanks.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 12-28-2015 02:12 AM

Great job Mark. Nice contrast with different wood.

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

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#14 posted 12-28-2015 01:36 PM

Beautiful work, Mark!

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Mark Wilson

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#15 posted 12-28-2015 08:53 PM

Charlie, every time you stoop to comment on my work, I get a chill up my spine. I so admire you. Sometimes I go a long time, thinking some Buddy o’ Mine is a schmuck like me (see: Jim Jakosh; Borchik, for instance), then, upon more interaction, I sometimes find that someone I held on a pedestal is a schmuck like me (see: Jordan – a lovely human, but, human through-and-through). You stay up there as long as you wish. I like having heroes.

-- Mark

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