Useless Piece of Wood

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Imagine you saw this twisted shape in a photo and said to yourself, “How would I make that out of wood?” Perhaps start with a long, soft wood dowel and steam it into shape? No, this is an endless loop, so you’d have to devise a fancy joint to connect the ends.
Or, you could just whittle it from a scrap piece! That’s it! Have fun.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#1 posted 11-12-2018 09:12 PM

Way past my patience!

I have to admit it is neat though.

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

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 11:27 PM

No piece of wood is ever useless – if nothing else it can burned for warmth or tossed into the compost pile to feed the worms. :-)

That being said, this is a very useful piece of wood because it engages the hands and mind to figure out how it was carved. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 12:55 AM

That’s truly an intricate carving, Phil – well done!



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#4 posted 11-13-2018 02:36 AM

I like it! You won’t see me doing one of those. I wouldn’t live long enough to finish it. Bjarne Jespersen’s book, “Woodcarving Magic” has some beautiful work, but way beyond my patience level, as well.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 03:44 AM

Yes, you had a lot of patience for that one. I’m amazed you were able to keep it in one piece.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 08:39 AM

Well done Phil.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 11-20-2018 06:57 PM

Hours of fun at little cost. Can’t argue with that.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 03-11-2019 07:45 PM

This was actually carved on a weekend family camping trip. Basswood, no finish

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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