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Thread: Mukunoki Crotchwood WIP

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    Mukunoki Crotchwood WIP

    In the next while, I'm going to be real busy with other things, so I thought I'd better get a few of the chunks of wood I recently got roughed out.

    This piece was a crotch from the tree..........

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    I'd already started to rough it out when I remembered to take some pics

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    Sure nice to have the VS lathe, so I can sneak up on the best speed to rough it out at

    As it was a crotch piece, I wanted to show off the wonderful grain in it, that I hoped was there, so I decided to make a nice little bowl.....

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    Getting more bowl shaped.

    Now to the inside.

    The piece is 20 cm in diameter (8") so I left the walls of the rough out about 2 cm thick (just over 3/4") and the bottom is a bit thinner than 2 cm.

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    Here you can see some of the nice figure that was hiding.

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    A close up

    It is now bathing in the DNA, and I'll pull it out in a day or two, wrap it up and turn it in a few months.

    I really do not know what to expect with this crotchwood, it might crack and go all wonky on me, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

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    Stu, looks like you got some great looking figure in the wood. Looking forward to seeing the finished bowl...
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    Some nice figure in that. You should have an interesting piece when it is finished. Looks a lot like maple from here.

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    Another beauty coming from Stu! You the man, Stu.

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    That is going to be a awesome piece Stu. Lots of good looking grain there. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Wow! That's some wood you got there! Love the grain! Looking forward to seeing this one completed!
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    Stu, that looks like a nice piece of wood. Can't wait to see the final product.

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    Looks like some interesting figure in there Stu. Looking forward to the finished product.

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    Should be nice when it's done.
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    Nice figure Stu! ( the wood)

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