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Project by mel52 posted 06-30-2018 11:39 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some pieces of apple wood from a tree of mine that ice tore down some limbs last winter. Was going to use them in smoker and noticed one had a bunch of weird looking growths on it, so it was saved. Wanted to do a mushroom and thought this wood might be good for it. I left some live edge on it to set off the grain a little. It came out a lot better than I figured. The grain direction gave me fits, but got it done. One of the pictures was with lights off and flash on to really pop the different grains. The finish is just Triple E after sanded to a high grit. The size is around 5” wide and 7 1/2” tall.

-- MEL, Kansas





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Joe

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 11:42 PM

Excellent work, love your Mushroom turning. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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htl

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 12:14 AM

Love it!!!

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 12:51 AM

Great job Mel, there is some really interesting grain in that wood. Just goes to show you should NEVER toss wood.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- 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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#4 posted 07-01-2018 01:50 AM

Very cool looking!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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John

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 03:14 AM

Good looking mushroom and big too!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 07-01-2018 04:05 AM

Looks almost good enough to eat!

Really COOL…

Is it poisonous? LOL

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Andre

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 05:25 AM

LOL! be careful they seem to be additive, think I have made 40 or 50 already, lots of small ones for the Gran girls
Fairy gardens and the wife likes to put them in potted plants.

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majuvla

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#8 posted 07-01-2018 08:38 AM

Nice work! That’s one easy project which realy looks nice and I bet everybody wood like it. Nice idea for gift or at least a decoration of a gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 07-01-2018 12:27 PM

Nice work keeping that piece and giving it new life. The mushroom looks great.

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

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 07-01-2018 12:54 PM

Wow! I love the design and the wood that you used on this piece.

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#11 posted 07-06-2018 05:31 AM

BEAUTIFUL !!!!

Terrific finish as well.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Richard

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#12 posted 07-14-2018 07:13 PM

Gorgeous Piece Mel!

-- Richard (Aurora, Ontario, CANADA)

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#13 posted 07-14-2018 07:38 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. It’s now setting at my mother’s house. Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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