Lidded Jar

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 03-22-2018 09:03 AM 779 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I left off the Blog with this photo:

And ran with it.

I turned the finial from a stick of Ficus. This is finished with Shine Juice (to seal); straight shellac; Rattle can Lacquer.

And did some more wandering.

Happy day after Bach’s birthday. If you’re in or near a city, anywhere in the world where the event is being celebrated, through the weekend, see here.

And, put on your headphones, pr turn your speakers up.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-22-2018 10:10 AM

I hope you wandering was not in your sleep, could be a nasty drop!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 03-22-2018 12:52 PM

Looks good Mark. Keep wandering. One who does not wander,goes nowhere. Watch that first step.

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

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#3 posted 03-22-2018 01:33 PM

Turned out real nice, Mark. I really like the color and character of that wood.

Stay dry, my friend.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 03-22-2018 02:14 PM

Nice! Don’t you just love a lathe? I find myself examining every piece of firewood to see if there’s a turning hidden away in it.

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#5 posted 03-22-2018 03:26 PM

At least you got a great project out of that log.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 03-22-2018 03:35 PM

Nice project, Mark….and I don’t think I could live in that house!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 03-22-2018 04:17 PM

Love the contrast between the heart wood and live edge Mark. Keep turning brother!!

-- 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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#8 posted 03-22-2018 06:53 PM

Mark, you did a very nice job on this lidded jar. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-22-2018 09:28 PM

Great job, this part of the branch obviously wanted to be an Oriental style lidded vessel. The other part of the branch – the piece you threw away – obviously had other aspirations in the direction of Modern Art/Dr. Seuss. I’m sure if you ponder as you wander your Muse/Mojo will impart the secret design – but first a rescue mission to the trash bin.

I really like the ficus finial.

Take care,

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 03-22-2018 10:55 PM

very nice with the bark on some of it

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#11 posted 03-24-2018 01:56 AM

Nice one Mark.

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

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