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I finally tried turning mushrooms tonight. These were made from a chunk of maple firewood, so with no finish applied, It’ll be interesting to see what what happens when they dry. Now to buy a jaw chuck, so I can apply finish on the lathe.
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#1 posted 05-03-2012 01:25 AM
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#2 posted 05-03-2012 01:41 AM
Nice, I would like to see them finished, please add the pic to this when it’s done and I’ll keep checking back.
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#3 posted 05-03-2012 12:42 PM
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#4 posted 05-03-2012 01:11 PM
Martyroc, I probably won’t finish these ones. Call it a test to see how they warp and crack as they dry out. I’ll get a jaw chuck maybe next week, then I’ll give it another try, and apply a wax finish, and post pictures of some finished ones.
Rustic, I can’t take credit for the idea. I’ve seen these posed here before, and just got around to trying it myself.
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