Root stand-"I'm calling it finished."

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Project by Hybridwoodwork posted 03-08-2013 02:57 AM 1933 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basically took a stump and carved it into a stump!
I believe it is Locust wood (hard as a rock!)
It is actually a stand for a Bonsai tree for a local enthusiast
Did you ever have a project that you just couldn’t tell when it was finished? Well this is one that you could just keep shaping and smoothing forever if you wanted to…and you don’t have a real vision of what it is supposed to look like to start with!
I’m calling it done!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 03:05 AM

Very cool!

Here’s an old saying:
“An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.”
- Paul Valery

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 03:36 AM

Thanks Daiku, I guess that makes me an artist then? No, seriously, a very deep, meditative kind of project that I really would like to get better at. I’ve made lots of projects but they all seem to have rules and an end result that you can visualize. This is just so abstract…

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 04:37 AM

I like that a lot. Very nice project.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 04:57 AM

I like that! Great idea. You did a good job of bringing out the grain.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 06:27 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 09:01 AM

Very nice
I can imagine a lot of sanding.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 02:05 PM

I think it is done and it looks great!

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#8 posted 03-08-2013 02:54 PM

looks great

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#9 posted 03-08-2013 10:19 PM

I am sure it will make the bonsai person most happy. Total right-brained project.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 03:47 PM

Very unique and interesting stand! The bonsai will definitely stand out on that great piece.

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 06:34 PM

Beautiful project. Very creative!

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 06:36 PM

That’s fantastic! It’s a definite go with the flow piece.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#13 posted 06-21-2013 12:11 PM

But is it really?

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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