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I cut an ugly Plum tree out of my yard yesterday and made these two little guys today. Woohoo! What fun to turn this wonderfully colored wood.
-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.
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#1 posted 10-06-2010 04:37 AM
wow, it’s gorgeous wood. those are a couple of excellent chalices you have there.
-- "hold fast to that which is good"
#2 posted 10-06-2010 04:46 AM
Thanks BrandonI have a lot of plum – do you live close to Western Washington?
#3 posted 10-06-2010 04:57 AM
Unfortunately no, I’m in Atlanta! Thanks for thinking of me, though.
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#4 posted 10-06-2010 05:20 AM
I love using a part of any tree from my yard in a project. These are cool.
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
#5 posted 10-06-2010 06:22 AM
I could mail some to my daughter and family in Hinesville and you could meet her halfway….. On second thought the postage for mailing green wood might be a bit much.
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#6 posted 10-06-2010 07:13 AM
very cool!!!! you make me want to sneak over and cut my neighbors plum tree down!!!
-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent
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#7 posted 10-06-2010 09:39 AM
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#8 posted 10-06-2010 11:14 AM
One man’s waste is another’s treasure :) I like a lot what you came up with.
-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
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#9 posted 10-06-2010 11:16 AM
I like the goblets and the wood is beautiful.
-- 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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#10 posted 10-06-2010 03:48 PM
-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one
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#11 posted 10-06-2010 07:52 PM
hi great goblets the patron in the grain is fantastic great job hope you don’t mind me asking this .
but will it not crack up when you cut it one day and turned it the next if i turn green timber it always warps and crack
#12 posted 10-06-2010 10:01 PM
I don’t know if it will crack or not. I’ve been told by the local wood turners club that if you turn them thin and saturate with boiled linseed oil, they are not a prone to cracking. I figured that since I had an abundance of this really pretty wood, I’d give it a try. Wipe the excess oil off after 30 minutes. Only the oil that soaks in will harden. Anything left on the surface will just turn gummy. The golden rule with oil is to apply and wipe off once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year and once a year thereafter. I usually give up after about a month and paste wax the piece. Buff it up and give it away as a Christmas or birthday present.
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