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Project by Mark Wilson posted 01-25-2019 08:10 PM 546 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mulberry, it is. Such a stunning wood. I wish the chatoyance could be adequately captured in a photograph.

Mebbees, if I hired a more competent photographer…

The dimple in the bottom is, of course, left there by the tail stock live center. I know what I need to do better on the bottoms of Things. I just haven’t done it, yet.
It’s 4-1/4” in diameter, and about 1-13/4” tall. Finished with YG and HS.

A little something I got a picture of yesterday. Just cuz.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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Ivan

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#1 posted 01-25-2019 08:14 PM

Bright and shiny…good work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-25-2019 08:19 PM

yeah i agree that mulberry just glows,nice work again buddy.

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

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#3 posted 01-25-2019 08:38 PM

very nice

-- bambi

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 01-25-2019 08:56 PM

Stunning bowl. Nice work.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 01-25-2019 09:11 PM

Looking good Mark! Even delicious!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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leafherder

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#6 posted 01-25-2019 09:20 PM

Great bowl Mark, you sure made the most of that lovely grain and coloration.

I like Mulberry for several reasons – that chatoyance you mention, the light weight (good for canes and walking sticks), the strength of the wood (also good for canes and walking sticks), and the way it grows so quickly and can be bent into the shapes I want. while growing.

Have a great weekend,

John

-- Leafherder

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lew

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#7 posted 01-25-2019 11:37 PM

Fantastic Bowl, Mark!

I keep telling myself I’m gonna get some of that Hamshire Sheen and Yorkshire Grit.

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

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 01-26-2019 12:37 AM

Very Nice, Mark.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 01-26-2019 05:41 AM

You always have such interesting woods.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 01-26-2019 06:06 AM

Beautiful :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#11 posted 01-26-2019 12:41 PM

Yeah, one of my favourite woods, I love the shades of colour in mulberry.
Like the bowl too.

Bob

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 01-26-2019 04:38 PM

Nice work, Mark. At first I thought that was osage orange!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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mel52

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#13 posted 01-26-2019 09:01 PM

Great job on the bowl, and the grain is outstanding. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 01-26-2019 11:15 PM

Yeah, Jim. When I first started on this, I had it in myownbadhead that it was Peach. I was driving around, minding my own business, a day or two after I started this, thinking about it. I’m turning it over and over, in my mind’s eye, looking at it, when, suddenly, I went, That’s not Peach, Knucklehead. It’s Mulberry.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 01-27-2019 02:29 AM

Good one Mark, nice choice of wood for your Top 3 award.

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

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