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Project by chadb posted 04-16-2009 08:49 PM 1541 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the first real cutout i made. The wood was donated to our school by a local sawmill. I really like the look of the rough cut with the bark on the side.





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Greg

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 08:59 PM

Nice job. A slab always makes stuff like this look great

-- Greg S.E. Ga. www.thesawdustfactory.net

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 09:16 PM

Hi Chad

Very nice cut out! The wood you choice adds a lot to the piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 09:22 PM

I really like the look! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 04-16-2009 10:25 PM

Very nice. I really like this.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 04-16-2009 10:38 PM

the bark and the way the right side is “out of the box”, both make that a great 1st effort

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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Gary Fixler

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#6 posted 04-17-2009 08:04 AM

How cool! Must have been a bit of a pain to do all of that scroll work, but it came out looking really neat. It kinda makes me want to see it bound to a book as the front cover. Wooden covers! That would be cool, too.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#7 posted 04-17-2009 02:19 PM

I’m not sure you could have fitted that design to the wood any better. Like John mentioned, coming out of the box really sets it off and the use of negative space made me do a double take. The subject matter is totally congruent with the piece of wood chosen.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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MrsN

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#8 posted 04-17-2009 06:50 PM

that looks really nice. I love the bark on the one edge, it really works with the subject.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 04-28-2009 06:21 PM

This one is my favorite because the arm comes out of the side boundary of the piece.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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