Mimosa Vase

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Project by dmann posted 06-26-2008 01:49 AM 1721 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to make a couple of small weed pots out of this chunk of mimosa. After I started cutting into it I saw the beautiful grain and decided to keep it larger.

Finish is an experiment with cyanoacrylate. It worked OK but I think I will stick to only using it on pens.

Vase is 6” high, 2.5” diameter.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 02:50 AM

I really like this weed pot, it has a lot of character in the grain pattern. You’ve got some really nice projects here.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 03:45 AM

the only mimosa I’ve known of includes orange juice and champagne…
very cool looking grain. I like the shape.

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 03:52 AM

The grain and color in that vase is outstanding. I could imagine what a table top or side table would look like. I think this is the first time I have seen this wood. Sure would like to pick some up. I just got an old craftsman lathe going and am interested in turning. So for the only thing I have made is 2 honey dippers.

-- F.Little

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 04:02 AM

Very cool wood….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 04:35 AM

very cool! never heard of mimosa before. its a beautiful wood though. thanks for the post

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#6 posted 06-26-2008 05:01 AM

Beautiful wood. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 05:27 AM

very nice,for a weed specie that stuff is sharp. i just got a mimosa stump from a buddy.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 06:23 AM

Beaut grain on the mimosa David, great vase.

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

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#9 posted 06-26-2008 03:15 PM

HI U still dmann;

Incredible wood!

The turnings pretty nice too!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 06-26-2008 03:49 PM

Before I saw the wood for sale I thought it was just a drink too :) I had no idea the color and grain was so beautiful.

I googled for pictures of Mimosa trees and they are pretty scrubby. Some of the trunks can get to a decent size but they are low to the ground and mostly low branches. I believe I have seen quite a few of these trees in the Southeastern US where I live.

Oh beware—it may be a toxic/irritant. After sanding this piece I decided its time to invest in dust collector.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#11 posted 06-26-2008 05:40 PM

Mimosa! This stuff is really nice. I have know about this tree since I was knee high to a puddle duck but I have alway thought of them as basically big ole weeds. Nasty, at best.

I will still refer to them as this and offer to “take them off your hands” to an unsuspecting home owner. HA!

Man’s gotta to do what a man’s gotta do to get his turning blanks.

Thanks, for the post.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 12:57 PM

Real pretty turning, nice grain and color. Sharp.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 07-03-2008 01:37 AM

The wood is gorgeous, very nice turning.

-- Andy Stark

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