|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-20-2011 11:05 PM||1318 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
These are two mushrooms made from spalted Box elder and sitting in two pieces of Alaskan cottonwood. I have this box of cotton wood pieces that were going to be discarded and these two had places where a mushroom might fit just fine. I did the grooving all over with a brass wire wheel from Harbor Freight and then bored holes to accept the shrooms.
Today was beautiful day on Wabasis Lake north of Grand Rapids so I took these along when I went fishing there. Two shots are on the beach and two are from the pier. The last one is the swan who was watching me all the while. There are about 12 pair of swans on the lake.
I glued the stem wood into the spalted wood and then turned them down so they look like rotten fungi!
the finish is clear lacquer…lots of it.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!