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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 11-01-2021 04:08 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago, Pottz sent me a care package that included a piece of mimosa. I’ve been fighting it for months, and every time I would turn it, it seemed to want to fly into a million pieces.

Tried hollowing it with a spade bit. Then tried a Forstner bit. Finally got a side-scraper to finish the hollowing.

All along, I kept filling cracks with CA glue, and finally got a shape I was happy with. This is it.

Also, mimosa dust makes me sneeze, a lot. Probably not me favorite, but it came out pretty, so that’s something.

About 3 inches across at its widest point.

Finished with homemade friction finish and then a few more coats of straight shellac.

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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#1 posted 11-01-2021 04:11 PM

Well done,

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 11-01-2021 04:19 PM

Very nice Dave. Pretty nice for an invasive weed :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#3 posted 11-01-2021 04:26 PM

Thanks, Oldrivers!

Agreed, Kenny! But hey, a buddy sent it to me, so I had to give it a try, right?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 11-01-2021 04:56 PM

For sure Dave, I would have too! I really like the grain and the colors :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#5 posted 11-01-2021 05:20 PM

nice work you really made that wood pop.i agree it’s not an easy wood to work with but worth the effort.ive still got a few chucks left to play with.it didn’t bother me on the one i turned,sounds like you might be allergic.

-- 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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#6 posted 11-01-2021 05:21 PM

simply beautiful GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 11-01-2021 05:44 PM

Great work and save on the wood.

Will you be drinking Mimosa’s at brunch from it?

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 11-01-2021 05:48 PM

Yeah, it’s pretty, but with the pith running through it, I don’t know if it’ll crack more… we’ll see, I guess.

Thanks, Pottz! I’ve got the bigger half if the chunk you sent me yet to turn, too. Looked like it was a crotch you sent me, and I cut it into two squarish chunks, rather than trying to do something crazy with he whole thing.

Thanks, Tony!

Thanks, James! I doubt I will. It’s just finished with shellac and BLO, so it’s likely decorative-only. I guess I could coat the inside with epoxy, but that’s like real work.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 11-01-2021 05:59 PM

I know nothing about Mimosa personally. I always thought it was a breakfast drink?

Sure is pretty, but that grain does look like a chunk could just fall off….

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 11-01-2021 06:21 PM

beautiful piece, Dave. Worth the difficulties faced!

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#11 posted 11-01-2021 07:17 PM

First time I worked with it, SteveN, but I agree that it came out pretty. I won’t seek it out for future turnings, though.

Thanks, Doug!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#12 posted 11-01-2021 07:45 PM

Very nice, perseverance pays in the long run.
Wear a dust mask, the sneezing will stop.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 11-01-2021 08:14 PM

Thanks, Tom! I did wear a dust mask, but I’m sure I had dust in my clothes afterwards from trying to sand it.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#14 posted 11-01-2021 09:04 PM

Good perseverance, Dave .It came out fine. Some pieces take a bit more attention than others.

cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 11-01-2021 09:09 PM

Yeah, Jim. Thanks! I think I started working on this one in July or August, though. Last time I picked it up to work on it, I told myself if I didn’t get it this time, it was firewood.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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