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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-15-2016 10:25 AM 1521 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Brother Al Furtado, I grabbed a hunk of Sycamore off the shelf – a sort of a crotch.

Al had turned a “Mushroom Bowl” of Myrtle. VIMH says, You can do that.

So, off I go, trying to prove VIMH wrong.

In a rare instance, of late, inasmuch as I’ve been busy making a living instead of eating dinner with Big Thithter and Dad, I applies the Walnut Oil and WOP, and begins watching it dry…

The nub that I left on the bottom is to make it hover above the surface upon which it sits.

And, there you have it. Thank you. And, I apologizes.

-- Mark





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#1 posted 07-15-2016 11:01 AM

That is really something special Mark. To me it would have been on the fire but you have turned it into a piece of art. Nice looking wood grain and a great shiny finish. I still think you drink that shoe shine before you start.
Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 11:44 AM

Very fancy Mark.
Isn’t it good to start and finish an object in one day. I have achieved that a few times but not lately.
Great job mate.
Bob

-- 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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#3 posted 07-15-2016 12:42 PM

Another beautiful work, Mark. Regards!

-- Think, make and share.

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 01:13 PM

You continue to amaze, Mark. I don’t think I could even envision that, let alone make it.

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#5 posted 07-15-2016 01:18 PM

Hmmm, was just wondering about you yesterday. Havent seen you here in a while. Like me, you dont post new projects everyday so I wondered if you had finally gone “over the edge” and the nice men in white coats had escorted you to a new home for a rest :)

So I peeked at your home page and I seen you have been commenting on other folks stuff most every day…

Anyhooo… I like this… “bowl” ? or is it an “Object d’ art” ? Cool looking ! But if I mounted something that gnarly on my lathe, I woulda been scared to put a tool into it, figuring it woulda grabbed the tool and broken my wrist !

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

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lew

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#6 posted 07-15-2016 02:08 PM

See, that’s what I mean. You find the “art” in every piece you mount on the lathe. Where I see a mallet, you see artistic elements an inorganic shapes.

Awesome work, Mark.

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

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 02:33 PM

Totally amazing! Seeing it take shape is out of this world.

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#8 posted 07-15-2016 05:02 PM

Another great job Mark, glad to see the “earning a living” has not dulled your skills. Really like the shape – sort of a cross between a flying saucer and a pagoda. That Sycamore is very attractive wood. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 07-15-2016 05:13 PM

another masterpiece buddy great job.i gotta start using my lathe for more than just pens,i think your starting to inspire me.now cut it out i dont have time to do what i can do-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 07-15-2016 06:01 PM

Mark,

Good to see you creating again.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 07-15-2016 08:06 PM

Brent, I did not envision it. See Al Furtado’s Myrtle Mushroom Bowl.
Joe, I started thinking, “Bowl.” This is an Objet d’ Arte, as it turns out. It only pretends to have a lid. The thing I was after, in this, was to see what would happen if I mounted a crotch piece sideways, a’ la Brother Al, and come up with a mushroom-like shape. Next, I go go bigger with the concept. This piece is very small – 4×3”. All the hard work is done between centers, so, when there’s a catch or grab (and there were many), it just stops spinning. Not that dangerous, really.
John, “mushroom” is what I was after. Mmmm. Shrooms. You’re a good human, John.
Larry, you’ve been inspiring me, since we met, to get my hands on a smaller lathe, and all the necessary accoutrements, and start doing pens (I still haven’t).
Tom, I’ve had a big piece of Maple on the lathe for about a week, shaping up to be a very pretty bowl. Having reached a sort of impasse with the bowl regarding how much thinner it ought to get, I took it off and set it aside, after I saw Brother Al’s video. I actually have about a half-dozen “set-asides” lying about.
Thank you, all my Beloved Buddies. I like to be liked.

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s far too dark to read.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 07-15-2016 09:22 PM

Applause for this one mark, I think if I found this piece it would have gone straight to the fire box, great how we all see opportunities in different ways
cheers
Pete

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

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#13 posted 07-15-2016 11:18 PM

Really came out beautiful! I like the start to finish photo work also.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#14 posted 07-16-2016 12:38 AM

Amazing the beauty when one exposes a crotch. Well done.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#15 posted 07-16-2016 04:15 AM

Mark, what a beautiful project. This certainly is a day well spent. The photographic techniques are also interesting. Thanks for taking us along.

-- Big Al in IN

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