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Project by Mark Wilson posted 02-23-2017 09:07 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m trying hard to keep this short and to the point, and without too long and arduous a journey through my head.

The Victim – Jacaranda

The Montage, showing various stages of trying to figure out what it is.
The outside of this Thing got finished, unfinished, and refinished at least four times, before I went to the inside. The bottom-right photo is where you get a better look at the inside than you got up yonder, in the bright sunshine.

And this is, I think the best representation of what it really looks like, just before I cut it free.

I took about a hundred and fifty photos along the way.
It stands about 7” tall, and the bowl of it is about 3/16” thick. The two cracks at the lip presented themselves shortly after I began the hollowing, when the piece experienced an uncommanded departure from control and hit the floor. I fixed them with CA. They were fine until very late in the game, when the CA failed and left one of them loose. Having finished this Thing so many times, and having it down to as thin as it got, I opted to just leave the crack.
Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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robscastle

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#1 posted 02-23-2017 09:12 PM

I see the crack and as with you I also would not be doing any more with it for a while
Good to see your out of the slammer!

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 10:07 PM

No need to apologize Bud, it aint like someone’s gonna be sipping champagne from it anyway !

Looks nice.

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 10:46 PM

at that point what else you gonna do,just keep the side with the crack turned against the wall,no ones the wiser.story of my life!.still excellent work.

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

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lew

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 11:17 PM

Nice chatoyance in some of the grain.

I like it just the way it is. My first reaction was that it was much larger than it really is.

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

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leafherder

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 11:23 PM

Hi Mark,

You call it a goblet, I say it looks more like a chalice so I dub this your Questing Piece.

In Mediaeval tales of knights and chivalry there was always a Questing Beast – a dragon, or unicorn, or griffin, or some such beast that was quite adept at eluding the noble knight, until the end of the story when the two finally met, a ferocious battle ensued, with the fate of some fair maiden hanging in the balance, and the beast was forever conquered and slain.

You are on a quest for a bowl or goblet or chalice or grail. The cracks in this one say “Thou art close Sir Knight, but there still be trials and travails ahead of thee. Keep questing brave Sir and thou shalt ultimately be rewarded with honor and glory.” (Those knights NEVER did it for the money, but perhaps your quest might bring you into the proximity of a fair damsel.)

OK. Yeah, I warned you about my creative writing class. Keep up the good work.

Take care,

John

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 01:30 AM

Nice job Mark. From raw material to Finished work piece.

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

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 02:42 AM

Nice goblet? Mark, I would have stopped with the sphere, it looked really good in the photo. Nice turning though.

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

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 04:57 AM

Beautiful piece of wood and very well designed/turned cup.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 07:42 AM

Lovely piece o9f wood and a very interesting shape.
Great job.

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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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 09:49 AM



I see the crack and as with you I also would not be doing any more with it for a while
Good to see your out of the slammer!

- robscastle

Never been in the slammer, Rob.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 09:50 AM


at that point what else you gonna do,just keep the side with the crack turned against the wall,no ones the wiser.story of my life!.still excellent work.

- pottz

If you ignore it, it’ll go away.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#12 posted 02-24-2017 09:52 AM



Nice chatoyance in some of the grain.

I like it just the way it is. My first reaction was that it was much larger than it really is.

- lew

Thanks, Lew. The photos make it look smaller, to me. Probably because of the big log I shot them on.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#13 posted 02-24-2017 09:56 AM

John, the beast always returns in different clothing. The windmills remain standing, if not turning. And, the French maiden didn’t answer the phone.
I thought about calling it a chalice. I didn’t think was grand enough. Nor bejeweled enough.
Thanks for rooting for me.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 02-24-2017 09:57 AM



Nice job Mark. From raw material to Finished work piece.

- Grumpy

Didn’t we all start out as rough logs, Tony?

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#15 posted 02-24-2017 10:00 AM



Nice goblet? Mark, I would have stopped with the sphere, it looked really good in the photo. Nice turning though.

- Bob Collins

Thanks, Bob. The last time I left something a sphere, it turned into a months-long epic battle you may recall.

-- Mark

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