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Project by Mark Wilson posted 05-09-2019 08:06 PM 741 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have one more piece of the Jacaranda left. Yesterday, I had two. I mounted one of them ‘tween centers, roughed it round, created a foot, and made this little cup, which I finished today.

Because I can’t just “take a picture,” of a Thing, I considered the stub in the chuck.

I cleaned it up, making a platform of it. I left the little platform unfinished, and was careful to retain that little patch of bark.

I was looking at these two little chunks of Jacaranda that I had, and wondering what I might do with them. The one I used for the little bowl-on-a-stand I made recently was about the same size, and I didn’t want to just make another little bowl of it. So I looked around at the little Things that sit around in the Dungeon collecting dust. I spied, with my little eye, a piece that I didn’t make.

There you go. A little cup, end-turned. You could do something like that.

Yes. I think I shall.

So, I did, all the while, taking an occasional glance at my “inspiration.”

What was it?

It was a little cup, of Olive, that RBS and TKSM had brought me from one of their sojourns in Israel.

Show them.

Stop telling me what to do. You’re not my mom. But, okay. I thought it before you did.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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Ivan

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#1 posted 05-09-2019 08:30 PM

Another GOLD cup from Mike’s turning factory

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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leafherder

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#2 posted 05-09-2019 08:47 PM

Awwww, what a cutie. (Not you, the cup.) How big is it? Glad you did not go the eccentric route on this one – that perfect little piece of wood did need any fancy eccentricities to make in interesting. You got this cup turning thing down pat.

Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 05-09-2019 08:54 PM

Thanks, fellas.
Ivan: Name’s MARK
John: Couple inches tall. Also, name’s not pat. (Joke. Thank you. I’m here all week. Tip your waitress.)

-- Mark

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 05-09-2019 10:03 PM

Nice work Mr Wilson but are you saying this cup is only 2” tall?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-09-2019 10:08 PM

i know you hate to waste wood mike but 2”,arn’t we getting a little miserly pat-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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leafherder

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#6 posted 05-09-2019 10:29 PM

Just big enough for an egg cup! Unless you are serving drinks to Leprechauns named Pat.

This is going to be one of those things that shows up on some far future version of Antiques Roadshow and the experts will debate whether it was child’s toy or a salesman sample.

-- Leafherder

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lew

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#7 posted 05-09-2019 11:50 PM

Surely, some of your best work!

(I’m waiting for it)

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

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 05-10-2019 12:51 AM

I think all those voices you here are giving you inspiration with your projects. Nicely done Mark.

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

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John

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#9 posted 05-10-2019 05:46 AM

Nice little project Mark!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 05-10-2019 08:40 AM

Lew and tony: It may be 2-1/4”. I know a couple guys who challenged each other to make very small goblets. You could fit four of those in a thimble. And, also, my name’s not pat.

Dave: There’s just the one VIMH.

Thanks, John.

Lew: waiting for what? I’m sorry. Is there something that’s slipped my mind, such as it is? (When something crosses my mind – such as it is – it’s not a long trip.)

-- Mark

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#11 posted 05-10-2019 10:48 AM

I like the shape even if it is tiny! I think you have mini-cups down pat!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#12 posted 05-10-2019 11:30 AM

Nice work, Mark. I had to look twice to see where it was off center, but you turned this on right on center!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 05-10-2019 02:09 PM

Nicely turned piece Mark.

-- 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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#14 posted 05-11-2019 01:21 PM


Surely, some of your best work!

(I m waiting for it)

- lew

Sorry- “and don’t call me ‘Shirley’ “

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

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Mark Wilson

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#15 posted 05-12-2019 06:45 AM

This is me crying “Uncle,” Lew. I’m bewildered and befuddled. And, all a-dither, too.

-- Mark

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