Hello all of you who like representations of fungi!
So I was reading the interwebs the other day and another woodworker had a little youtube about making mushrooms on the lathe and it looked fun, so I made some too. I might be thinking about making some of these smaller, shorter actually with stouter stems, as refrigerator magnets, stay tuned.
These have already begun to do their job and collect dust! It is super dusty here so that's a big job. :) And my little camera needs practice focusing better...
I just kind of let them become whatever shape they want while I'm roughing them in. I am amazed how thin I can get the stem before it snaps (yep that happened.) The wood is cedar, or juniper actually from out here off the wood pile. Since we have plenty of this growing around here it will be a natural for these in the future. I am also working up a plan for 'magic mushrooms' which hold your paper clips magically on the cap. This is from this current issue of Wood magazine, but the one they made is more a squat disc than a mushroom shape. I think the marketing writes itself if the shape is a mushroom though. We'll see. And I'll post them once I make them too.
I have a bunch of stuff going on in the background and will post once I have something finished. I have also started my first segmented bowl, which is many many pieces glued up into a shape, then turned on the lathe and finished. Typically they are vase, or bowl shape. Again I'll post once I have it done, or mostly done.
Take care, and thanks for stopping by!
PS I have the bowl from the last post turned, but I am still rubbing finishes onto it so that will be up soon too. See ya!