Double Mushroom

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Project by XquietflyX posted 05-11-2016 06:34 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stump of honey lotus, since it was a crotch piece i wanted to make it double headed from the get go. The spacing was tricky as even with the Tiny 12 inch carving bar there was very little room to maneuver. The pictures don’t really do the base of the piece justice as when it is sitting in front of you It just flows so well.
I finished it with several coats of Watco, Dark walnut and Cherry, then clear coated it with Spar-urethane.

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 06:51 PM

Really nice carving, coloring, creative!

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 10:55 PM

That is really unique. You’ve got a very imaginative eye!

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 11:16 PM

I have to agree, that is not only unique but also beautiful!

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#4 posted 05-12-2016 06:45 AM

Nice mushrooms, very creative work.

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 12:24 PM

Great idea ! Way to carry it out . I did a single shroom out of a 28” diameter red oak stump. I couldn’t afford to have it ground up so I shaped it and treated it with waterlox wood preservative. Big & silly, but it looks a hell of a lot better than a stump left to rot. Now it is a big mushroom left to rot. I like yours better ! don s.

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#6 posted 05-12-2016 02:29 PM

This is a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 05-12-2016 03:13 PM

Thanks Every one!

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#8 posted 05-12-2016 03:16 PM

Very nice. And thanks for showing the process pics.

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