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Project by bushmaster posted 02-16-2020 05:16 AM 548 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished these projects yesterday in time for Valentines Day, adds a nice display on the dresser in our bedroom.

They came from the most ugly, old piece of firewood you have ever seen, had been out side for years.

Rain, snow, and sunshine had taken its magic on the wood, Making it more beautiful than it was originally, Birch is usually quite uniform blond color.

Have you noticed people can get more beautiful with age, experience, tough times, good times, refines the character. Once one gets to know someone and peels of the outer aged exterior, the inside and what you can learn from an older person is priceless.

Thanks for looking and comments appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-16-2020 05:44 AM

Very nice work Brain and beautiful timber….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 06:28 AM

Fine, fine work, Brian. You may get good at this stuff someday. (jest)

-- Mark

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#3 posted 02-16-2020 07:30 AM

Spalted wood looks great…the shape is awesome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-16-2020 11:26 AM

Very nice work on something nature has hidden, so thank you for making us discover it. bravo.

-- andrek

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#5 posted 02-16-2020 11:36 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 02-16-2020 12:47 PM

trash to treasure -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 02-16-2020 02:09 PM

Great Valentine’s gifts.
thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 02-16-2020 02:50 PM

Looks like Valentines day was something special around your house. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 02-16-2020 05:59 PM

Well done Brian These will be treasured.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 02-16-2020 06:14 PM

Nice touch, Brian.
I see this year’s winter hasn’t dampened your creativity1
The Bootman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#11 posted 02-16-2020 08:22 PM

Excellent job Brian & a great piece of wood as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 02-16-2020 09:25 PM


Well done man. Very nice looking turnings. Looks like it came from fire wood? Amazing. It’s why I can’t throw anything out!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 02-17-2020 04:11 PM

Beautiful work, Brian!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 02-18-2020 03:48 PM

The spalting really did add character to your two Birch projects!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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