A Rose is a Rose, even if it's made of OSB

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 01-29-2007 04:19 PM 2032 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
A Rose is a Rose, even if it's made of OSB
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The chest I made with OSB panels, brought back quite a few comments about how ugly OSB is, maybe thats why they gave it the name ”Oxboard.” Ugly As an Oxen.

One day I picked up this 5” X 7” scrap of Oxboard, & thought I’d try carving something out of it. This is the result of my efforts. OSB is a little more difficult to carve, because of it’s multi-directional grain. It also seemed harder on my tool edges I think, because it possibly has a lot of dirt , or the resins in it.
So here’s a little beauty from the beast.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 01-29-2007 04:24 PM

beautiful indeed!!

the discussions about OSB panels reminds me of the photography debate of “point and shoot” vs manual controls. For me, the art is the product; the process, regardless of how it was created or what it is created from/with is irrelevant. The artistry lies in the process, the way the artist transforms whatever, using whatever tools etc, to create beauty and express one’s Self.

as in all of your work, Dick, your artistry shows. Beauty is not only in the eyes of the beholder but the soul of the artist!!

this rose is tribute to art.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-29-2007 04:30 PM

Wow, I guess so. No doubt there’s a lot of beauty in that chunk of osb. It really does look difficult to make. I have to get my carving tools back and start practicing again. I loaned them to an old dying man that was wheelchair bound and have’nt seen them since. I know he is’nt using them anymore. I know it’s just an oversite by his wife. They are/were wonderful people. And I’ve got a few other tools I could use I guess. I actually took sculpture in college and was getting pretty good, then the army came along and so forth. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 01-29-2007 11:11 PM

Very creative use of the medium, Dick. Who would have thought it?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 01-29-2007 11:50 PM

Very nice Dick. Cut away the surface and look what I found inside!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 01-30-2007 12:15 AM

Almost like an Lake Superior Agate. You cut them open to find a gem inside.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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