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Project by Mark Wilson posted 06-30-2018 09:02 PM 1595 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A blog is forthcoming on this. For now, let us examine what I and my new NOVA Saturn came up with.
It’s about 9” X 3-1/2”. It’s hollowed in an undercut fashion and wants a lid, which it’ll get, soon.
A stunning species, this Mulberry.
This is the chunk I started with.

I finished it with Shine Juice (50/50 BLO/Shellac), topped with a few coats of straight shellac. Thanks for visiting.
Speaking of visiting: BS and RBS are here, and they want me to entertain them. That’s why the blog will come later. Probably, after everyone else is in bed tonight.

-- Mark





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 09:21 PM

Nice work, Mark..Give that new Nova a workout!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 10:46 PM

Wow Mark every turning gets better and better. Nicely done.

-- 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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lew

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#3 posted 06-30-2018 11:16 PM

Love the grain and asymmetrical shape!

Looking forward to your blog and how you finished off the bottom.

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

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pottz

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 11:20 PM

wow buddy that is just gorgeous,that new lathe has totally energized you,great job again.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 12:57 AM

Great result Mark,
Goes to show that anything is possible even starting with a “Mongrel” piece of wood.
Mulberry is one of my favourite woods. Every year I look at the mess in my back yard and think, just a few more years and you are coming down.
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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doubleDD

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

Great job making that Mulberry wood look so good.

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

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John

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 03:18 AM

Good job Mark, and the wood is gorgeous!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 07-01-2018 08:39 AM

I like that odd shape and finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 07-01-2018 12:43 PM

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

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 07-01-2018 01:45 PM

Great job Mark. I love Mulberry – light weight and easy to work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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PaulDoug

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#11 posted 07-01-2018 01:47 PM

Very beautiful piece of wood and your turning really displays it.

Is there anyway to keep the original color of Mulberry wood. All I have used the golden/yellow part turns brown. Still beautiful but not as pretty as the original color.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#12 posted 07-01-2018 02:52 PM

You brought out the beauty in the wood, Mark. Well done!
The Bootman

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

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peteg

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#13 posted 07-01-2018 09:00 PM

Great result Mark, looks like you started with a piece of rough old firewood, top job mate
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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bushmaster

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#14 posted 07-05-2018 04:55 AM

always enjoy seeing your work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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