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Project by Joedcatman posted 1374 days ago 1004 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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Brandon

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#1 posted 1374 days ago

wow, it’s gorgeous wood. those are a couple of excellent chalices you have there.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Joedcatman

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#2 posted 1374 days ago

Thanks Brandon
I have a lot of plum – do you live close to Western Washington?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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Brandon

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#3 posted 1373 days ago

Unfortunately no, I’m in Atlanta! Thanks for thinking of me, though.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 1373 days ago

I love using a part of any tree from my yard in a project. These are cool.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Joedcatman

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#5 posted 1373 days ago

Hey Brandon

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.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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tomakazi

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#6 posted 1373 days ago

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 1373 days ago

Cool goblets

-- Dreaming patterns

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 1373 days ago

One man’s waste is another’s treasure :) I like a lot what you came up with.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1373 days ago

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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DaddyZ

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#10 posted 1373 days ago

Nice!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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branch

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#11 posted 1373 days ago

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

branch

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Joedcatman

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#12 posted 1373 days ago

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.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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