Wood mosaics for above the windows of my new studio

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Project by EPJartisan posted 03-12-2017 12:02 AM 1930 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I moved my studio a year back and wanted to add some detail to the front of my shop to make it memorable. Since I have been collecting wood since I was 15.. I am stocked with lots of bits and logs, and branches. My best friend, John was designing a wood mosaic for me, but his life got busy and the priject sat in front of me a bit too long. About the same time, I had stared to notice paisley patterns. Once night while sleeping, my creativity woke me up with this concept and drive me crazy until I started cutting up all the pieces and laying out patterns.

This took me about two months to finish. Had to sand each piece and a lengthy but worthwhile finishing process for the outdoor exposure. With a final encapsulation in TarBender from Smooth-on.

Already I have had a few requests for custom pieces…
SO if any of you find odd wood pieces and are in the area.. stop in.. I take donations, trade, and buy.
Thanks for looking ~ e

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 03-12-2017 01:07 AM

Certainly looks like you succeeded. Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-12-2017 05:59 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it – the colors, the textures, the patterns. Great job, I might have to steal that idea. (Making canes I get a lot of short branch pieces also and I hate to throw things away.) Thanks for Posting

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 03-12-2017 06:21 PM

Nicely done; just helping the beautiful wood express itself!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-12-2017 06:45 PM

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 03-12-2017 08:09 PM

adds a nice whimsical touch to the shop – excellent work!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-12-2017 08:23 PM

Makes me think of the 60’s. Looks really good.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#7 posted 03-12-2017 08:36 PM

Damn impressive Eric.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 03-13-2017 02:12 PM

Nice design work. Great idea. Best wishes for great success in the new shop.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 03-13-2017 05:40 PM

I like what you’ve done friend ! Looks like a Class act there ! Goodon’ya !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#10 posted 03-17-2017 10:57 PM

What a fine place you got now, a real eye catcher of warmth.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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