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Project by supersOAKer posted 05-15-2013 09:43 AM 1331 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My in-laws had a very large water oak die in their yard about 3 years ago. Shamefully, they cut the remains down and threw it into a burn pile. I salvages a large piece, from which I quarter-sawed the lumber and made 4 projects. This is the fourth, The others will be posted soon. My wife has a thing for pigs, so this was for her. Since this was one of my first projects, and I didn’t have any power tools, I cut the pieces with my coping saw and sanded them down by hand to make a straight piece of wood. I cut out the back, then the ears and the nose. For the nostrils, I drilled a hole with a borrowed drill, then slid the coping saw blade threw the hole and finished shaping it. The nose and ears were just lined up and glued with a bargain wood glue. My wife actually glimpsed the back piece of wood after it had been shaped, but before it was glued to anything. She said it looked like a butt, so after she left, I sawed a butt-crack into the wood, which you can see in one of the pics. I painted the whole thing with black and pink acrylic paint (I may have thrown a coat of polyurethane under the acrylic to add some toughness, but I don’t remember). My wife loved it.

-- John, SC

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 11:59 AM

Gotta keep the wife happy

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 12:10 PM


-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 02:03 PM

Though, posting her picture with the title “Pig” is probably not the best way to keep her happy. :)
I will keep this project in mind as I think it would be a good one for the kids on a rainy day.

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 11:21 PM

Now if it could just fly…
Nice Job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-19-2013 05:01 PM

haha, good one ;) So… you must be one of them no-powetools-all-handywork type of guys, eh?

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#6 posted 05-19-2013 10:21 PM

Well, when you don’t have any power tools, its hard to use them. I have been starting to get some though.

-- John, SC

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 04:18 PM

It’s cute and adorable. As long as wife is happy, everybody is happy. Great job!

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