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Mushrooms in Driftwood

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-20-2011 11:05 PM 1572 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!!





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AkBob

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 11:49 PM

I mean this with all sincerity, you do some beautiful work my friend :)

...btw, how was the fishing?

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 12:24 AM

Great idea Jim, nice work.

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

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 01:39 AM

That is really neat Jim! Great work, great save!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 01:54 AM

Thanks for the nice comments! Bob, I caught 3 but they were too little to keep. It was nice just being outside today!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 02:03 AM

Nice one Jim!

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 02:32 AM

Jimbo, nice M’rooms!! You did a perfect job displaying these beautiful jewels!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 06:23 AM

nice..I see they get around..Ahoy shroom

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#8 posted 09-21-2011 06:24 AM

neat

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#9 posted 09-23-2011 11:45 AM

They are beautiful Jim!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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