Hidden In My Heart

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Project by lew posted 03-30-2018 04:57 PM 1669 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another artsy-fartsy piece of Manzanita. When I opened the package of roots, Mimi said this one looked like a heart- she’s a nurse, go figure!

The lid split apart when I was shaping it so I filled the voids with clear Alumilite. That created the darker veins. The “heart” portion was turned off center. Thanks to @Jim Jakose for the idea of a counterbalance weight! The finial is made from a salvaged ebony piano key. The finish is wipe on poly.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 03-30-2018 05:00 PM

Wow. That’s beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 05:19 PM

beautiful ,piece of art

-- bambi

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#3 posted 03-30-2018 05:28 PM

Wow does this look incredibly difficult to do.
So pretty….....Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 03-30-2018 05:31 PM

Very beautiful work Lew!

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#5 posted 03-30-2018 06:14 PM

That’s fantastic, you artist, you.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 03-30-2018 06:46 PM

It does look like a heart. Nice work on it, Lew!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 03-30-2018 06:48 PM

WOW X 2.
Holler, if ya need more.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 03-30-2018 07:02 PM

Very nice Lew.

Do you have a link to Jim Jakosh off center turning couterbalance weight info? Might be interested in that.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#9 posted 03-30-2018 07:43 PM

That’s really pretty!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 03-30-2018 07:46 PM

So you made art of the lid split, and matched the repair color with the black finial. That’s bordering on the devious, you old shyster, you. Well, at least you told us about the split repair, so you maintained your integrity, as well as the lid’s. The final effect is just great.

It is pretty out, but still freezing at night. The snow is slow to disappear…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 03-30-2018 08:00 PM

Very Nice Work Lew & Well Done Also. Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 03-30-2018 08:21 PM

Wow! Gorgeous!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 03-30-2018 09:15 PM


-- Petey

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#14 posted 03-30-2018 09:40 PM

Lew, this piece is so beautiful and nicely done. That wood is wonderful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 03-30-2018 09:47 PM

WOW Lew…... this piece is simply fantastic love how you did the piano key …GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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