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Project by Ben Martin posted 05-03-2012 01:22 AM 1121 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally tried turning mushrooms tonight. These were made from a chunk of maple firewood, so with no finish applied, It’ll be interesting to see what what happens when they dry. Now to buy a jaw chuck, so I can apply finish on the lathe.

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 01:25 AM

Neat shrooms!

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

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 01:41 AM

Nice, I would like to see them finished, please add the pic to this when it’s done and I’ll keep checking back.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 12:42 PM

cool idea

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 01:11 PM

Martyroc, I probably won’t finish these ones. Call it a test to see how they warp and crack as they dry out. I’ll get a jaw chuck maybe next week, then I’ll give it another try, and apply a wax finish, and post pictures of some finished ones.

Rustic, I can’t take credit for the idea. I’ve seen these posed here before, and just got around to trying it myself.

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