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Project by Mark Wilson posted 10-12-2019 10:13 PM 585 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

42, 45, 46, 47, 52, 54

I’m calling it Canarywood. The finial, I know, is Shedua. It’s about 4” X 4”, and 5” tall. Finished in YG and HS.

And, because that’s not nearly enough words…

One more word, and some numbers.

I need a new wood burning pen.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 10-12-2019 10:44 PM

Hey Mark, nice form! I really like it.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 10-12-2019 11:02 PM

Gorgeous, Mark!

It must have been a real bear to sand and get that beautiful finish.

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

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#3 posted 10-13-2019 12:53 AM

beautiful work as usual,love the wood and the turnings are spot on .so now the question is what the hell ya gonna use it for.some organic’s maybe-lol.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-13-2019 01:39 AM

Nice work, Mark!!
cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 10-13-2019 02:16 AM

Wow, beautiful wood, beautiful form, beautiful finish, just Wow!

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 10-13-2019 02:19 AM

Nice turning Mark. Unique in many ways.

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

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#7 posted 10-13-2019 02:34 AM

unusual but very beautiful

-- bambi

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#8 posted 10-13-2019 04:28 AM

Excellent wirk. I like that ornament on top

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 10-13-2019 07:01 AM

Bob: Thanks.

Lew: Thanks. Yes, it was a lot of work.

Larry: I don’t do “organic.” I won’t even drink milk unless it came from a lactose-free, free-range, flatulent-free unicorn. (That’s a joke. Think about it. If there were anything such as “flatulence-free unicorns,” there would be no rainbows, which, as anyone knows, are unicorn vapor trails.)

Jim, John, Dave, Bambi, and Ivan: Thanks.

The finial, I failed to mention, came from a blank of Shedua that was waiting around to be a pepper mill or something like that. It was about 9” X 2” X 2”. I used the whole thing. I cut it in half, and began tuning, with an eye towards an eccentric finial like the one you see here. The first half let loose a big, very sharp, shard that put a really ugly gash on my left index finger. (I got very upset, as it’s a finger I use a lot, and, frankly, cannot imagine myownbadself having any reason to go on, should I somehow be deprived of its use. It’s okay, now.) I muddled through, and was coming right along, when it broke in the chuck. I used the other half, in an entirely different way of going about it.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 10-13-2019 10:36 AM

You created a nice form here, love the finish. Well done.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 10-13-2019 01:55 PM

That is really beautiful Mark. Great job Buddy.
Looks like I gotta lift my game.

Congrats on the top 3.

Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#12 posted 10-14-2019 02:50 AM


Sorry to hear about your finger. You’ll be reminded of the experience every time you view that lovely turning and can PTL for saving your finger as well.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 10-14-2019 04:13 AM

I’m used to nothing but beautiful from your turnings.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 10-24-2019 03:45 AM

Nice one buddy.

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

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