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Mushrooms and Eggs, not for breakfast

Things have been a little bit crazy lately as fall usually is for me, but I have been able to fit some time at the lathe into the madness. Excuse the photos, a light box is one of the many projects I haven't been able to get done lately. Thanks for looking.







































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Was that a clam?

I like that one.

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Was that a clam?

I like that one.
Does look that way. It started out a piece of firewood that a friend saved for me. Twisted up, half rotten mess that I probably wouldn't have picked up, but since he made the effort. This was definitely a time when the wood decided what it wanted to be.

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Nice. Some very cool looking turns in there. Some day I am going to have to try that part of woodworking.

Good job. Yep, like the clam....

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The grain in the first picture is awesome. I like the tight swirls. What kind of wood is that?
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A shroom with a but!

Gona have to name that one!

They all look great! my favorite is #2. Looks classy on the stand.
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A shroom with a but!
That's a Plumber Shroom....

Nice work but I have to ask, once you finish them what do you do with them?

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The grain in the first picture is awesome. I like the tight swirls. What kind of wood is that?
That is a type of small oak burl, the kind that sticks out away from the tree, not the typical large bump you see most of the time.

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That's a Plumber Shroom....

Nice work but I have to ask, once you finish them what do you do with them?
Plumbuttosis shroomanita in scientific terms.

I started out selling them at the many mushroom forays and educational programs that I either attend or organize throughout the year. Now I take them with me to the arts festivals I attend, people are always fascinated with them and it generates more traffic at my other events.

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I see you found a use for the scrap walnut and maple pieces. Great work as usual.

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Excellent work there, BB!



I would like to see a picture of that wooden hen, though. I bet she's a tough ol bird.

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I would like to see a picture of that wooden hen, though. I bet she's a tough ol bird.
OMG, I need to quit reading the forum while drinking my coffee in the morning, third time I've almost sprayed the laptop.

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Really nice work! Is that a friction polish you're using?

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Really nice work! Is that a friction polish you're using?
I generally use two methods to finish them. The shinier pieces are multiple coats of tung oil that I white diamond buff between coats and finish with a carnuba wax buff. How deep and bright the shine is depends on how many coats I feel like putting on them. The first two pics and the walnut top in pic 9 were done that way. Those I generally take out to 600 grit when sanding.

The rest were coated with a mix of paste wax and mineral/tung oil while on the lathe. I burnish the wax in with a dry clean rag at high speed and then WD and carnuba buff. The nice thing about the wax is you don't have to wait for anything to dry. Most of them are only taken to 220 grit, depending on the look I want to achieve and the type of wood.

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Those are awesome! No 6 is my fav!

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Those are awesome! No 6 is my fav!

My wife calls that one the "Lightning shroom"

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Really like the egg
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A shroom with a but!

Gona have to name that one!

They all look great! my favorite is #2. Looks classy on the stand.

Tis' a but(ton) mushroom methinks.
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Shoulda turned #7 out of pistachio...

Great lookin' stuff!

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Awesome stuff - Ilove it all. #7 reminds me of Mario Brothers.
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