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Ray Rowden
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My friend gave me this wonderful little Guava cup from Mexico recently.
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He explained how it had been selected for the symmetrical branches growing from the main stem. The branches were trimmed and the main stem lopped off where the branches left the stem. The fork was then boiled to soften the wood and the branches pulled into the cup shape and them tied and left to dry.
It looked like it had been sanded with 80 grit.
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I drilled a lanyard hole and then touched it up with 220, and 400 (wet). It smelled amazingly sweet and spicy during the sanding!
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Then wiped it down with a few coats of BLO and finished with Tru-Oil.
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It's banded with 2040s on tabs.
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