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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-01-2021 04:29 PM 678 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been playing with this for a month trying to decide what/how to display it. I again found a weird looking piece of walnut that needed special attention to make something worthwhile. Fortunately, I have a 14” band saw and a 3/16” blade in it and decided that a resaw was in order. After a little measureing and a lot of luck it became a book matched piece.
I edge glued them and ran thru the planer to acheive good flat sides top and bottom. I then decided that more support was necessary so I glued that to a piece of 1/2” baltic birch.
Then I coated it with resin and let it sit in my shop made oven for almost 2 weeks to assure a good solid surface. I cleaned up one edge with 120 grit and ran thru the table saw once on each edge and then did the ends on the sled to acheive a square piece. Then with the baltic standing on end I trimed away the over flow to get yet another square edge on the “picture”.
In my eyes there are two quite different animals available to your imagination. I decided on a wall hanger to display the critters – my wife prefers the Lion image
Picture #1 shows what can be perceived as a Lion
Picture #2 shows the Bat
picture #3 shows the profile cut
Picture #4 shows the under side of the frame
Picture #5 shows the upper side of the frame
Picture #6 shows the picture in the frame
Almost forgot – it is 10 1/4” x 13 1/4” and 1 1/2” deep

trhe picture before mounting

frame miter – thanks to Incra

Thanks for looking and Please be assured there were no animals harmed in this procedure.

Have a great day !

-- 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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#1 posted 07-01-2021 04:47 PM

Beautiful wood Dick!

I’m not too sure about lion/bat, too early in the day and I’m still thinking about what to eat.

Based on my condition, I see a porcine looking snout in the center and am now thinking of…...BACON!

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#2 posted 07-01-2021 04:47 PM

see my problem?
Sorry for the double post!

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#3 posted 07-01-2021 04:51 PM



see my problem?
Sorry for the double post!

- splintergroup


This is totally up to someones imagination – I see, you see

-- 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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#4 posted 07-01-2021 04:51 PM

cool,im thinking,the grinch ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 07-01-2021 05:06 PM

Wild Walnut there Dick. Either way I’m seeing Pork, Mad Pig, Happy Pig.

I wouldn’t close my eyes in the same room though, could be some hog goblin, breath stealing, fiendish thing!!!! Eeeek…

Definitely some Rorschach quality possibilities there. Nice resaw.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 07-01-2021 05:10 PM



cool,im thinking,the grinch ?

- pottz


thanks but waaaaay too mean looking for the grinch lol

-- 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 07-01-2021 05:13 PM



Wild Walnut there Dick. Either way I m seeing Pork, Mad Pig, Happy Pig.

I wouldn t close my eyes in the same room though, could be some hog goblin, breath stealing, fiendish thing!!!! Eeeek…

Definitely some Rorschach quality possibilities there. Nice resaw.

- therealSteveN

yeah, my wife shudders when I turn it up for the bat looking image. Picture #1 is kinda cool but picture #2 is downright scary


-- 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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#8 posted 07-01-2021 05:51 PM

I see Chewbacca. Or maybe, Oz, the Great and Terrible.

Either way, it is a beautiful piece of wood.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#9 posted 07-01-2021 05:59 PM

Nice work, fantastic grain patterns. They say: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I say it’s beautiful in itself as magnificent grain.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 07-01-2021 06:18 PM



I see Chewbacca. Or maybe, Oz, the Great and Terrible.

Either way, it is a beautiful piece of wood.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


Thanks Brian, it can be a multitude of things


Nice work, fantastic grain patterns. They say: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I say it s beautiful in itself as magnificent grain.

- Oldtool

it’s really funny sometimes when you resaw something – never know what will happen

-- 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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#11 posted 07-01-2021 06:46 PM

Amazing what is there when you have the artistic eye to see the image, and the skill develop it you did a Great job thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 07-01-2021 08:00 PM

Great piece of wood, and good job spotting the beauty hiding in it, Dick!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 07-01-2021 09:09 PM



Amazing what is there when you have the artistic eye to see the image, and the skill develop it you did a Great job thanks for sharing.

- oldrivers

Thanks but to be honest, I didn’t see anything until it was resawn – then is when it came to light

-- 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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#14 posted 07-01-2021 09:10 PM



Great piece of wood, and good job spotting the beauty hiding in it, Dick!

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks Dave, a lot of luck involved

-- 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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#15 posted 07-01-2021 11:54 PM

Wow , another great piece of art by Mother Nature. She is creative. Glad you framed it.

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!

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