Good Lord that's alot of Mushrooms!

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Project by Sman posted 10-21-2011 09:14 PM 1415 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are several batches of mushrooms that I made and sold on, all to one very nice customer. There are more but I can’t fit anymore pictures.

I have a feeling they are one of a kind as I could not find anything even remotely similar. They are all turned on my wood lathes from branches or trunk logs.

Woods include Siberian Elm, Ponderosa Pine and Black Poplar (not to be confused with Canary wood which most shops call poplar)

If anyone wants something I’ve made or wants me to make something you can buy from my site or request a custom item on my etsy shop, heres a link:

Hope you enjoy looking!

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 11:52 PM

Sweet set of shrooms! Aren’t they fun to make?? They look neat with the ring of sap wood inside the bark.

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

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 12:10 AM

What a wonderful original idea Sam. So when you select the piece you don’t know how it will turn out until you turn it. I like the natural look. What do you use for a finish?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 10-22-2011 01:36 AM

I use walnut or whatever oil i have around, and beeswax. Right now im using an emulsion of beeswax and canola oil, it has the consistency of very soft paste wax, it stains the wood and the wax hardens nicely when dry.

I try to select branches or logs with some character in them, I love it when they come out lopsided or with neat patterns, sometimes stuff comes out in the wood that you didn’t think was there.

I have however moved on to more useful things like bowls. Goblets are fun too and you get to show off the wood much in the same way as when making a mushroom.

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#4 posted 10-25-2011 02:51 AM

Very cool… what sparked such creativity?

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#5 posted 10-25-2011 02:55 AM

I need to know….how did you ever think of that? Really really cool.

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 03:03 AM

Those are really cool. Two thumbs up!

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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