Eucalyptus Bowl "The Boring"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 03-25-2018 06:20 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This morning, I’m glancing around the Dungeon, looking for my next victim, and I find this Thing. I made it back in May of 2017 and took it in the house. At some point, I guess, it had migrated beck to the Dungeon and begun collecting dust. Mebbees, I’d brought it back out to photograph it, and forgot about it. So, there it was, under a heap o’ dust. I shot these new photos of it, and decided that the reason I’d never posted it was that I found it rather a boring Thing, on the whole.
Whatevah. It is what it is. There you have it. There you go. There it is. It’ll go back in the house now.
The crack in the third photo was filled with CA. It’s about 4”x4”, finished in straight shellac and lacquer.
Thank you. And, I apologize.
Back to the search for a new victim.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 06:47 PM

Nothing wrong with that turning. Doesn’t have to be from the renaissance period to be interesting. Simple and functional is good- just ask a Quaker.

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

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 07:07 PM

Well it does look like you did abit of boring to get the hole in the inside. Simple, yes but atleast you had a great time boring. Been sick this week but hope to get back out tomorrow, have a small project in mind so will get to do some boring to.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 07:36 PM

Besides all different shapes of cups and bowls, I also enjoy looking at different woods people use – nice project and quite interesting wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 09:35 PM

I have numerous BORING turnings – but – what is boring to ones self is not necessarily a negative to others. Nice bowl by the way.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 10:33 PM

Great job Mark, nice thin lines as well. Tht must have been a challenge.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 10:54 PM

Real nice one, Mark


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

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 11:11 PM

Nice piece of work. Simple but beautiful.
I too have projects that I am critical of but leaving them on the shelf to collect some dust for awhile , I have often come back to the project and enjoy it very much.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 11:51 PM

Mark, nothing wrong with looking back and evaluating past work. I have been thinking about re-posting the first box I put on this site just to see how far I have come on some things. This has a little wabi-sabi look. I will explain what that means if you click here. Keep turning and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 03-26-2018 06:31 AM

I read it.
It is helpful.
I Thank you.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 03-26-2018 10:52 PM

I like it!!

-- 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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