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What do you see in this live edge Oak?

by shipwright
posted 08-07-2016 11:04 PM


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#1 posted 08-07-2016 11:10 PM

Hard to see the grain, but I’m thinking a Genie ? Ala Robin Williams!

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#2 posted 08-07-2016 11:10 PM

OK, I’ll give it a shot :-)

Looks like the head of a snake – you can see its eye and the forked tongue jutting out (stress crack) and the apple from the Garden of Eden (right edge).

A little Biblical marquetry :-)

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#3 posted 08-07-2016 11:14 PM

I’m seeing a project. Hollow it out along the heart wood/sap wood border and end up with a long and winding bowl/platter/dish. Accent that with some tree root feet.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 08-07-2016 11:31 PM

The top picture is defiantly a bound woman with blonde hair.

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#5 posted 08-07-2016 11:57 PM

Paul, I see it as a COOL Hat / Coat / purse rack....
... or some cool thing to hang things on…

With center Top reserved for a Hat…

... maybe “Home Sweet Home” curling across the center…

I agree… too nice of a piece to NOT do anything with it…

It will be interesting to see what You come up with…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 08-07-2016 11:57 PM

half question mark half exclamation point.

-- Daniel P

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#7 posted 08-08-2016 01:09 AM

A mermaid. Would be a great sofa table.

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 08-08-2016 01:12 AM

A clock.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 08-08-2016 01:21 AM

I see a great piece of wood to work with. The image of a seal maybe. Nice shape for a sign or a wall rack for hanging coats etc. Many possible projects for the mind to think about. Just wrap it up and post it me.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Don Broussard

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#10 posted 08-08-2016 01:30 AM

I see a snake too. Not poisonous, though, because it has a rounded head.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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dalepage

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#11 posted 08-08-2016 01:33 AM

Use it for a twin bed’s headboard.

Or use it for the top rail on a chair back. I think they call that the “comb” on a Windsor chair.

-- Dale

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#12 posted 08-08-2016 02:01 AM

i agree with you paul, your not a live edge guy, so send it to me, i see a guys leg getting ready to kick the soccer ball.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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000

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#13 posted 08-08-2016 02:04 AM

A waterfall, with a little man fishing at the bottom

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#14 posted 08-08-2016 02:12 AM

The severed leg from a four legged hoofed animal, at least its dog legged. I think SRAS had a good idea.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#15 posted 08-08-2016 02:22 AM

Loch ness Monster swimming on the surface towards your anchored sail boat.

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#16 posted 08-08-2016 02:26 AM

It looks like a dog leg hole on the golf course!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#17 posted 08-08-2016 02:37 AM

A Brontosaurus type creature, head and neck.

-- Average people have wishes and dreams. Confident people have plans and goals.

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#18 posted 08-08-2016 03:06 AM

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! ... or at least someone who saw the same thing I did.
Congrats gbear.

I was thinking of the fifteenth hole at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand.
I think it is the one on the right, called “the pirate’s plank” with steep drop offs on both sides. The green at the near end is the little round bit on my Oak and the dogleg is fairly close.
(No, I can’t afford to play it but I have been there and seen it.)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#19 posted 08-08-2016 03:11 AM

OK Paul I see a snake but would like a close up of this piece and I would likely find some more interesting figures .

Klaus

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#20 posted 08-08-2016 04:12 AM

I’m of the opinion that what ever is in that piece will come out and show itself beautifully!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#21 posted 08-08-2016 04:27 AM

Well…

Looking things over….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#22 posted 08-08-2016 05:02 AM

A golf course with the putting green on the right

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#23 posted 08-08-2016 05:45 AM

OK, Paul… How are you going to do it?

... a Marquetry view from the sky?

... this should be very interesting…

I had no idea such a golf hole looked like this!
... out classed… :) ... I’m simple minded… :)

Will be nice to see what you do with it.

Nice piece of wood!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#24 posted 08-08-2016 02:02 PM

I see a fox jumping at it’s prey or just running!

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#25 posted 08-08-2016 08:14 PM

if it were mine, I would separate it into two pieces, head and tail, smooth them out and make it a wall clock or hanging… see pic

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#26 posted 08-08-2016 09:58 PM

The Scream by Edvard Munch

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#27 posted 08-17-2016 11:37 AM

A leg kicking a soccer ball

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