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Project by Mlke posted 1397 days ago 990 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made out of a root i found in the park, turned nicely, but had a little tear out. Very nice grain for something i found in the park next to my house! finish is bees wax.

the tools were found with all my logan lathe stuff. i doubt theyre made for wood, but they worked pretty good. i know the handle on that one is extremely crappy, but i made it really quick out of a dowel, its a temporary handle.

i know ive asked before, but any guesses on the wood? it smells kind of earthy if that helps.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 1397 days ago

If by “tearout”,you mean that missing chunk, that’s pretty scary. If I had to guess, I’d say walnut. Whereabouts are you, generally speaking? Looks really nice, in any event.

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Mlke

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#2 posted 1397 days ago

no, nothing that big, this piece was a root, so it naturally had openings and stuff like that. it just had general tearout. i live in like western florida.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1397 days ago

unique turning

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sandt38

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#4 posted 1397 days ago

I agree with the walnut sentiment… I also agree, nice turning!

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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Mlke

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#5 posted 1397 days ago

it cant be walnut, i live in florida! it has some hints of a purpley blue. does walnut grow down here? if its walnut id go up there right now and see if theres any left!!

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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Mlke

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#6 posted 1397 days ago

it cant be walnut! i live in florida lol. does walnut grow down here? also, it has some hints of a purpley blue.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 1397 days ago

It sure looks like Walnut and yes Walnut does grow in Fla although few and not well! My tree service guy said he did cut a walnut tree years ago in Jacksonville. So I would suggest that you go back to the park and see if there is any more of that wood left. BTW fantastic turning, scary turning that wasn’t it?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Skylark53

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#8 posted 1396 days ago

Nice project. the wood is gorgeous.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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