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Project by Mark Wilson posted 04-02-2017 02:02 AM 872 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Victim. Jacaranda.

@ 5” Dia X 3-1/2” Tall

Ten days on the lathe.

Rattle-can Lacquer. Au Naturel.

Now, I eat.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 04-02-2017 02:17 AM

Ouch, your helmet would come in handy with that job mate.

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

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 02:47 AM

You are a magician. Making beautiful things out of blocks of non descriptive wood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 04-02-2017 03:24 AM

Brian, thanks.
Tony, Huh?

-- Mark

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 03:28 AM

one question mr wilsson can I eat my capton crunch out of this bowl mr Wilson,SO CAN I!-LOL.lucky for you I don’t eat capton crunch,mr Wilson-LOL.nice work again when you commin over and teachin me your secrets,huh mr Wilson!!!.

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2017 03:30 AM

That “turned” (pardon the pun) out very nicely Mark.
Great job, and only 10 days.
The Jacaranda is a lovely wood. I think I still have a few pieces from about 10 years ago. Must have a look?
But then I will have to clean up my shed to find them, and that is a big problem. LOL

-- 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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#6 posted 04-02-2017 05:06 AM

Beautiful, Mark. Seems to be what you do…beautifully!

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 04-02-2017 05:47 AM

Nicely done Mark, you are a persistent bloke to battle those pieces. Well worth the effort though Mate.

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

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#8 posted 04-02-2017 05:48 AM

Quite nice piece. Is it stabile enough? The base looks like it has small diameter for this bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-02-2017 05:53 AM

What I meant was bits can fly off that sort of wood on the lathe but you did a great job on it Mark.

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

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#10 posted 04-02-2017 07:06 AM

Looks to me to be a very well 10 days spent on the lathe.
Did bits fly off as you turned it?... thats got to be scary.
Where dis you get the jacaranda from?
brilliant finsh what is it please?

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 04-02-2017 07:17 AM

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#12 posted 04-02-2017 10:12 AM

Thank you all, very much.

Sure, pieces fly. They don’t hurt much. My biggest issue is the way they get into my tennie-runners.

Rob: The Jacaranda is a common street tree, around here. A couple years ago, the County sent its crews around to trim them, along with the other trees that were hanging too far over the streets – Myrtle; Cape Chestnut; Peach; Sycamore, etc. – I went outta my ever loving mind, that day, getting between the cutting and clean-up crews. I got boatloads of it. I went really easy on the verbiage, this time. (Rattle-can Lacquer. Au Naturel.)

-- Mark

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#13 posted 04-02-2017 10:38 AM

Mark, I love the rustic nature of this piece; the wood is beautiful and it’s a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 04-02-2017 12:41 PM

Side grains can be tough, good job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 04-02-2017 02:44 PM

Beautiful! Great balance of shape and texture, polished and live edge, solid and void, simple and complex. I can tell you were in tune with the wood on this one. Keep up the good work.

-- Leafherder

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