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  1. We've got sycamore trees in our yard, beautiful trees but they drop a lot of limbs. Now and then a limb is big enough to play with. Did some garden whimsy today. First day it's been cool enough to get in the shop for a while. They are a take off on some ornaments I did last year. I knew then I wanted to do some of these for the garden.
  2. I will tell you up front. I stole this idea. I belong to a turning group on mewe and one of the turners there posted pictures of some birdhouse ornaments. They were stunning with a really different roof and a superb glossy finish. Anyway, I knew I had to try and figure out the look. It took me a couple attempts before I realized, the roof is nothing more than a very small natural edge bowl, almost. This is my first successful attempt, rough, with no finish but it's definitely a look I'll explore further, probably next Christmas season, good Lord willing. The body is from a small sycamore limb and the roof is the same of mulberry. Both are essentially still green so it will be interesting to see how it warps or destroys itself!
  3. We have a wonderful friend that has a house in the mountains above Gatlinburg and has been gracious enough to share it with us at times. I am making a new sign to hang out by the road at the drive with the name of the house, a bear and the house number. I had had a nice piece of sycamore that was thick enough to mill out the sign on both sides. I’ve got all the CNC work finished, just need to do some sanding and a little staging and then a good clear coat. The sign is 20x20” The bear was downloaded from the Vectric’s site. Looking forward to getting this finishes so we can make another trip up there for a weekend to hang it. There are several Bears that hang out at the house and like to visit the deck. And one one just likes to relax. A nice ice peaceful place to visit and can’t wait to run back up and put this neat sign up. Hope the bears like it!
  4. Never had opportunity to use Sycamore but I do now. The tree guys that cut it down all said they got sick when the day they cut it down. It was a hot day so I am wondering was it the heat or was it the Sycamore? Anyone have any experience with it?:
  5. Nice looking bowl Tom. I remember chasing my first bowl across the shop a couple times after a bad catch. Be sure to post it in the Turning Forum. We could use the extra traffic over there Had to do a copy and paste of a comment by HandyDan from the Woodworking forum, since I didn't know how to quote and migrate to another forum. Good suggestion Dan, here it is. The title is a little misleading, as my really first bowl wound up in pieces in the trash can. This is the bowl I turned at the basic bowl turning class I went to at the Woodcraft store in Tulsa. I picked up a mid size EWT rougher there also, and am anxious to put together a blank and try it out. The wood is Sycamore, finished with a coat of sanding sealer, and a coat of high friction polish. I didn't know there was such a thing until I took the class.
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