Battle Scarred

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Battle Scarred

Postby Mark Cothren » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:01 pm

I finished this one a couple of months back. This old Persimmon tree was worm-infested and fell during a storm with high winds. The hollow form ended up 8" tall and ~10" wide... finish is lacquer over antique oil.

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Postby Joe Herrmann » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:12 pm

I've never turned this wood before but it looks very interesting. Is this the natural color or has it been affected by the spalting? Does it smell?

Nice job on the HF.

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Postby Mark Cothren » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:26 pm

This is not typical Persimmon, Joe. It was very close to the point of being rotted. It was a lighter color before I soaked it good in oil. Persimmon is typically (at least the pieces I've seen around here) a yellowish color. Not sure about the smell - don't recall it being remarkable one way or the other.
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Postby Robert Gulley » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:42 pm

Excellent work with a tricky chunk of wood. Well done! Most people may have never tried to make something out of this.
"Keep those shavings flying!"

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Postby Dennis Peacock » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:06 pm

That's a real keeper Mark. Awesome piece. 8)
Thanks & Happy Woodchips,
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Postby Workinforwood » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:00 pm

It's very different looking. I've never seen that many worm holes all at one time...kinda freeks me out like a horror movie. I like it, and you did a great job.

Re: Battle Scarred

Postby Smokey7385 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:39 pm

Oh my, Mark and Dennis, we keep bumping into each other on the 'Net. Great work Mark. Miss you guys, but it is great to be back home in Kansas.

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Re: Battle Scarred

Postby W Weaver » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:32 am

Mark I'm interested on how this turned? Was there any tear out? How did you prevent splitting? This is a very nice piece, I enjoy looking at this marvel you created.
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