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Project by pottz posted 04-17-2021 08:57 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is just a simple cup but what i wanted to show was the beauty of the mimosa or (silk wood).this was from a tree i had cut down about 8 years ago,at the time i wasn’t turning except for pens but i thought maybe someday,glad i did.surprising the wood even though outside the whole time was dry to about 15%.this is 3” h x 4” w.finished with 1 coat sanding sealer,3 coats gf salad bowl finish and 1 coat wax.wood was very hard.

-- 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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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 04-17-2021 09:13 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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pottz

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#2 posted 04-17-2021 09:15 PM

thanks bud,i just wish now that i would have saved more of that wood,had i only known.storey of my life-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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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 04-17-2021 09:20 PM

That’s real pretty, but I don’t thinkk it’s the tree I was thinking of.

-- Mark

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 04-17-2021 09:21 PM

the size and shape are really nice BUT the color is dynamite

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 04-17-2021 09:27 PM

That came out pretty, Pottz! The wood’s got some real character!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#6 posted 04-17-2021 09:31 PM



That s real pretty, but I don t thinkk it s the tree I was thinking of.

- Mark Wilson


google it this one had real fuzzy pink pom pom like flowers in the spring,but was very messy and the roots were close to the surface destroying the lawn.now get back to work you got a lot too do-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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pottz

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#7 posted 04-17-2021 09:32 PM



the size and shape are really nice BUT the color is dynamite

- recycle1943


thanks,the wood is gorgeous.

-- 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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pottz

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#8 posted 04-17-2021 09:33 PM



That came out pretty, Pottz! The wood’s got some real character!

- Dave Polaschek


oh yeah like i said i didn’t save enough.enjoy yours.make sure your tools are real sharp with you do end grain like this one.

-- 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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#9 posted 04-17-2021 09:48 PM

+1 Yes this one didn’t escape the burn barrel…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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987Ron

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#10 posted 04-17-2021 09:55 PM

Pottz, your getting pretty good at this turning business. Nice looking cup/bowl. I really like the Mimosa. tood work.

-- Ron

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pottz

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#11 posted 04-17-2021 09:56 PM



+1 Yes this one didn t escape the burn barrel…

- Desert_Woodworker

a real woodworker doesn’t have a burn barrel dw.

-- 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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pottz

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#12 posted 04-17-2021 09:57 PM



Pottz, your getting pretty good at this turning business. Nice looking cup/bowl. I really like the Mimosa. tood work.

- 987Ron


thanks my friend,this was simple more of curiosity of what the wood was.

-- 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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mafe

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#13 posted 04-17-2021 10:08 PM

Less is more, it looks wonderful and that wood makes it looks like there’s coffee and chocolate in it.
Yummy!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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splintergroup

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#14 posted 04-17-2021 10:22 PM

That mimosa sure is purdy, I’ll have to seek some out!

With smaller pieces like that, you should make a set, perhaps a tray to go with. Perfect for a night of football and grog 8^)

Surprised you had no issues with cracks turning that direction, Good one!

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 04-17-2021 11:01 PM

Good shop time to discover more beautiful wood and practice those skills…

Nice one…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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