Here we go round the mulberry bush

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Project by Bill posted 11-14-2013 09:41 PM 1361 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been seeing a lot mulberry on here lately, Here is a bowl I finished a week ago. Its about 14 inches around an 8 inches tall. This piece was taken from the local transfer sight out of there ‘to be mulched’ pile. This is a three way crotch with what I think might be a lightning strike down the side of it.

Finished with wipe on poly.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 09:44 PM

Very cool, I love it!!

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 09:48 PM

That is not only very cool, that is extremely attractive. Great turning!

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 09:54 PM

Wow that looks great…nice piece of mulberry…

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 10:00 PM

I’m not familiar with mulberry but this fantastic. I will be glad if I ever learn how to do things like this. Thanks.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 11:02 PM

bigogre, you turn out some beautiful items and this certainly meets that criteria.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 12:15 AM

Man, that is one piece of awesome Mulberry wood. And a great job and finish. Excellent rescue.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 01:38 AM

Very nice piece of work. Great contrasting.

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#8 posted 11-15-2013 06:18 AM

Looks great!

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#9 posted 11-15-2013 12:57 PM

That is very beautiful

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 03:22 PM

Beautiful indeed. Love the unusual look. I am in the process of finishing two mulberry bowels too. Here is what they look like so far:


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#11 posted 11-15-2013 03:37 PM

Did you carve those by hand? Those are great. I love me some ugly chunks of wood. The uglier the better. (Round these parts ‘ugly’ is a term of endearment.)

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 07:33 PM

My favorite wood, Mulberry! Amazing job!

What lathe tools are you using to turn this? Brand and type, im curious

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 07:48 PM

Beautiful turning.

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#14 posted 11-15-2013 08:35 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of wood bowl. Great craftsmanship. Nicely turned, close to perfection.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 09:18 PM

I pretty much use a 3/8 and a half inch v bowl gouge on everything that I turn. As for the brand, I use henry taylor and thompson. More importantly in a large turning like this is a large heavy handle to dampen vibration. Hope this helps.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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