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Easter Plaque

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Project by filmorgan posted 05-13-2022 04:12 PM 348 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this slab of persimmon right before Easter. The bark and cathedral pattern combination reminded me of the empty tomb, so this project was born. It took a lot of flattening as the wood was really cupped. Laser engraved message. The bark still had some moss which made a really cool effect, so I sprayed poly over everything to seal it in.

The plaque will stand on its own, so the base was an afterthought for more stability. Made from bark-on walnut to continue the theme. It has three dowels so the plaque can be removed for storage, but my wife claimed it and now it is a permanent fixture on our mantle, along with her little angel statue which complements nicely.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com





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#1 posted 05-13-2022 07:37 PM

Very nicely done Phil!

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#2 posted 05-13-2022 07:38 PM

Thanks Mike!

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#3 posted 05-14-2022 12:00 AM

Looks good to me. Wonderful message as well

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 05-14-2022 01:28 AM

Great project. I agree that the cathedral grain provides a nice visual to match the message.

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#5 posted 05-14-2022 02:46 AM

Thanks everybody!

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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