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    Wall Hanging - IT'S FINISHED and not a wall hanging anymore!!

    Sorry for the bad pic, but our home computer internet connection has been down for about 2wks and I can only upload pics via my phone.

    This a first for me...a wall hanging. I'm not sure it's done yet. I think I want to add some sort of carving to the outer rim and maybe staining a small area in the center as well. What do ya'll think?

    I cut the exterior on my small bandsaw and as you can see it's not perfectly round, that was left on purpose. It's about 12" wide and 2" thick. It's spalted maple with the edges and textured part stained with some dark walnut stain I had left over from a refinishing project.

    Comments and critiques please
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    It reminds me of a giant mushroom cap turned up side down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    It reminds me of a giant mushroom cap turned up side down.
    I was thinking the same...

    It's actually a pretty cool piece Jeff.
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    Cool stuff, Jeff. What'd you use to do the texturing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    It reminds me of a giant mushroom cap turned up side down.
    Same here. It's really cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    It reminds me of a giant mushroom cap turned up side down.
    My wife said the same thing too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Cool stuff, Jeff. What'd you use to do the texturing?
    Vaughn, I picked one of these up at HF on sale for $20 a few months ago. First time I've used it on the lathe. There is a learning curve with it for sure, but it works great.
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    Pretty cool! Mushroom it is

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    Very cool Jeff, as to your question i would leave it as is.
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    Cool !

    There's a fungus amongus!

    Very nice work.
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    +1 on leaving it as is. You may have some execellent ideas to develop this piece further but if you are not absolutly sure then it is likely time to stop. Leaving a little room for imagination can be a good thing.

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