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"Smallberry" bowl - Mulberry bowl

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Project by Thuzmund posted 02-06-2014 04:58 AM 456 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I nabbed some very old (4-5 years) Mulberry last time I visited my folks in Ohio. Nice and dry, good for a beginner like me so I don’t have to worry about warping. I love mulberry—i think it turns really well and it’s something that most folks in my region are familiar with. They usually say, “isn’t that the tree with those ugly berries that won’t die after I cut it down every year?!” Yes, and yes. I actually used to eat those mulberries all summer long as a child, so I don’t mind being a cheerleader for the species. But yes, it’s damn hard to kill and probably more of a weed to most people.

I am going to make 4 or 5 more and give them to the guys who have been helping me learn to turn and make tools like faceplates and whatnot. I’m really lucky to have contact with a few older gentlemen who are generous with their time.

And hey—Mulberry is really good for turning, so don’t forget to remind people that it’s not so bad! :)

-- Here to learn





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 05:45 AM

Nice careful turning. It looks great.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 11:22 AM

Very nice looking bowl, love the variations of color in the wood, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 10:49 PM

great bowl

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Thuzmund

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 05:42 PM

Thanks a lot guys—especially you Ohio folks! I’m from Akron.

-- Here to learn

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