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    mulberry crotch platter

    This is from a mulberry tree that I cut for a friend last summer. It is about 11" wide, was turned very green, and sanded to 600 grit, then finished with a mix of linseed oil & varnish, followed by about 10 coats of paste wax. The cracks are filled with med. & thick CA glue, but the color is natural. The tree was full of dark "ring shake" like cracks, which add a lot of character (I think, anyway) to the wood. Since I turned it green, the surface has warped considerably to a very rippled , bumpy surface, yet very smooth, when you rub it.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I think this is the very first time I've ever said this to another guy, but.........

    "Wow, that is one very nice crotch you have there"

    All kidding aside, that is one fine looking piece of wood
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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    "Wow, that is one very nice crotch you have there"
    Now that's funny!

    Nathan the figure looks great in this one. Well Done.
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Nathan great looking platter with some beautiful wood.
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great job, Nathan. I like the wood a lot, too.

    Stu, you're starting to worry me a little.
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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    Nathan, that is some stunning figure on that platter. Very nice.

    Stu, was it crowded in the closet?

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    Thanks for the kind words, folks. And Stu, I'm glad you like my crotch, but I'm already in a long distance relationship, and you're just not my type........

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