Iron Maiden's Eddie found in plywood grain!

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Project by Steve posted 07-17-2012 02:43 PM 2362 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a stack of plywood that someone had put out by the road for the trash man, so of course I stopped and grabbed it. When I got it home and stacked it in the workshop, I noticed a skull in the wood grain. It looks like Iron Maiden’s mascot Eddie. So, I took the opportunity to make a fun, quick wall hanging project featuring the piece of plywood. Sometimes I just like going into the workshop without a plan and seeing what I can create out of the blue. With every project, I try to incorporate a new tool or learn a new skill. This time I used the scroll saw to do some lettering. Turned out to be a pretty cool conversation piece on my shop wall.

Picture 1 – The finished project.
Picture 2 – The scroll saw lettering
Picture 3 – The cutout of the top piece of plywood just happened to frame the skull in the piece underneath…that’s how I noticed it.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 04:13 PM

Up the Irons!

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 04:45 PM

That’s a good eye and creative thinking.


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#3 posted 07-17-2012 04:46 PM

It’s him!!!!!! Killers.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 05:45 PM

Thats great. Nice work. Love that band. Seen them in concert 4 times.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 07:09 PM

Great cover art for the song “Can I ply with Madness”. Love it.

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 03:32 AM

Run To The Hills!

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 12:56 PM

Great creativity on this.

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 01:07 PM

Thanks everybody! That was a fun one. The poly sure made it more yellow than I expected. It was an old can, so maybe it yellows in the can over time? I really need to break out of the rut of putting poly on everything anyway. I think I’ll switch to spray lacquer for some projects.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#9 posted 07-18-2012 06:53 PM

That’s the most metal thing I have ever seen in my entire life.

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#10 posted 07-18-2012 06:55 PM

^huge lol with 1st mistake! :) :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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