Testing a New Product

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Project by ghost5 posted 06-08-2014 11:39 PM 1298 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a chance this week to turn something new. This is artificially “aged” Osage Orange that is made to look like it is mud cured green hedge. Mud cured takes years to cure, is hard to come by and is not cheap when you can get a good piece so I was excited to try this out.

This is the first and second turkey trumpets ever turned using this hedge and I will turn #3 later this week. The down side is this stuff is anything but cheap but it is a treat to work and beautiful when done.

The mouth pieces are African blackwood with a brass ferrule.

Finish is natural stain and lacquer.

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 11:52 PM

Neat looking wood. Is it aged then by you or does it come this way?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 12:02 AM

Looks like the test is a success. Doesn’t get much better looking than that.

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 12:06 AM

Thanks guys. Chris it comes that way a supplier in Arizona came up with the process and they are just now starting to be sold. When you get them they are black but as you turn you get the mud cured affect. The good part to me is it still has a lot of chatoyance that mud cured loses.

-- Tommy,

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 12:32 AM

Great looking turning! Now I am off to Google “Mud cured”
Very nice job thanks for showing!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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