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Project by Mark Wilson posted 03-17-2017 10:25 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s the 17th of March, and this is the first piece I’ve finished, and signed, with a ”’17” on it.

Buckle up for another trip through Wilson’s head.

The victim. Jacaranda.

Rounded up and finding cracks

Going to the aluminum rod again, trying to be clever about filling said crack (one would get turned away, so I focused only on the deeper one).

I polished it up and thought, You’re pretty. And, pretty cool with that thing in there.

Then, I went inside, with the piece supported at the tailstock, at first, to get the lip to where I wanted it. It got pretty thin, and the “filler” needed to be shored up better with some CA. It was holding, and I was confident. I backed off from the tailstock and mounted my home made steadyrest for the first time, ever.

The report on the steadyrest is that it works okay. The report on using a round bar is that, no matter what one does, the edges of the bar (wherein lies the contact with the wood – though tapped into an undersized trench – are still round) wasn’t as secure as it appears. It became unstable as I was turning/sanding away the CA.

So, I took the saw to the spot right at the end of the “filler,” and made the piece shorter, and went back to trying to figure out what the Thing is. “It was a wine goblet. It still can be, I suppose.” Then, I started putting something like lines around it (the inside is still solid, at the point), and I began to see something like a Parfait Tureen (how many times have you seen those words in LJs? Me? Not once.)

Now. Does a “Tureen” have a thin stem, like a wine goblet?

I’m still not certain which it is.

It sat in the check for two or three days, while I pondered my options. This is what it looked like, during that time. Ready for the cutoff, but, uncertain.

Last night, I removed it from the lathe, still on the chuck, and took it in the house, and consulted with the O.G. (Old Goat. His name’s Dad.) He said it looked real good to him, as it is. I took his word for it. I mounted it back up today and blew a few coats of lacquer on it, using the Handful-Of-Shavings method between coats. I cut it off, warmed up the iron, signed it, finished the bottom, and declared it a Parfait Tureen, the title of this Post notwithstanding.

The other half of the Jacaranda log is mounted up, now.

But, that’s for Future Mark. I have other things to do right now.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 03-17-2017 10:31 PM

Great blog & end result Mark.

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

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 10:40 PM

Mark,

Steady rest is nicely done. Happy St Patty’s Day!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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robscastle

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#3 posted 03-17-2017 11:02 PM

I see no 17, however I see you have been stripping somebodys in line skates and knocking off the wheels.
I did that with a set of my sons, I removed four wheels two from each skate thinking they would not notice.

I was wrong and boy did they put up a performance, unbelievable!!! and to add insult to injury the didnt even check out what I used them for.

Why is the Goblet not dyed green

Parfait Tureen ? I am go look it up

-- Regards Robert

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lew

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#4 posted 03-17-2017 11:02 PM

Sweet! Really thin walls on that one!

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

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#5 posted 03-17-2017 11:58 PM

Interesting group of pictures, you will have to show me how to do that. I do have gimp but it doesn’t make much sense for my feeble brain. Nice steady rest, where did you get the idea for it. I still think you can save the olive wood. Nice project by the way.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 01:01 AM

Now that’s a story Mark.
Great job Buddy.

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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#7 posted 03-18-2017 01:02 AM

oops.

-- 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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#8 posted 03-18-2017 01:07 AM

one thing I gotta say mark is I always get my monies worth from your posts,great work as usual.

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

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#9 posted 03-18-2017 01:42 AM

Nice write up Mark. Pretty soon you will have enough goblets for a party.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 03-18-2017 03:03 AM

Nice story and photos Mark and a very good looking goblet. Can’t wait for the next Jacaranda log saga.

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

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#11 posted 03-18-2017 06:50 AM

Congrats for D.T.3. Very original and inovative design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark Wilson

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#12 posted 03-18-2017 09:24 AM



I see no 17, however I see you have been stripping somebodys in line skates and knocking off the wheels.
I did that with a set of my sons, I removed four wheels two from each skate thinking they would not notice.

I was wrong and boy did they put up a performance, unbelievable!!! and to add insult to injury the didnt even check out what I used them for.

Why is the Goblet not dyed green

Parfait Tureen ? I am go look it up

- robscastle

Rob, I have no offspring from whom to steal toys. I actually went to Goodwill and bought a pair for the wheels. P.S. I’m not Irish. It means next to nothing to me. My apologies to those sons and daughters of Erin among us.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#13 posted 03-18-2017 09:25 AM



Sweet! Really thin walls on that one!

- lew

About 1/16” at the lip, Lew. Thanks.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 03-18-2017 09:27 AM



Interesting group of pictures, you will have to show me how to do that. I do have gimp but it doesn t make much sense for my feeble brain. Nice steady rest, where did you get the idea for it. I still think you can save the olive wood. Nice project by the way.

- bushmaster

Thanks, Brian.
There was a flurry of steadyrest making going on in here months ago. It might’ve been you.
Look for a PM. GIMP is easy.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#15 posted 03-18-2017 09:29 AM

Thanks, Bobs, Tony, Tom, and Ivan.


one thing I gotta say mark is I always get my monies worth from your posts,great work as usual.

- pottz

Larry, that can been taken any number of ways. Thanks?

-- Mark

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