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So I woke up early this morning ( 4:30-ish ) couldn't get back to sleep so rather than watch TV, I decided to wander out to the shop. The temperature in the shop was already 80* and I figure it's a harbinger of the day to come, which had been verified last night when the TV weatherman said we'd see highs near 100 today.

I added a coat of lacquer to a couple bowls I'm trying to get finished and started digging thru my scrap pile to see what I could find to do in the meantime. I spotted a cutoff from a cutting board that I made a few years back and tried to look at it with new eyes. It was 2 strips of oak with a strip of walnut in the middle. Digging deeper into the pile I spotted a piece of curved oak that came from the bathroom cabinet I recently built.

Stacking, twisting, turning, and looking at the pieces from several angles, I somehow spotted THIS …. Took me less than an hour to cut, sand and glue together the pieces, and put on a coat of Tung oil. Not sure if I want to spray it with the lacquer or just leave it oiled.
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That's a beautiful piece of 14" wide maple I used as a backdrop and as I was focusing the camera I realized it kinda sorta looks like the sun and clouds behind it.
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Thanks for looking.
As always, comments, questions, etc. You know the drill :)

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That's cool. It is amazing what we can do when we look at things "outside the box." Great use of scraps.
 

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you must know,no genius has not slept much…
that's peace of art
 

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Beautiful work Joe! You are a class act.
 

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Nice piece. We are alike as not many pieces of wood gets wasted in our trash. You may be frugal but I,m cheap.
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments folks !

Vernon: My wife says I'm cheap too. She also says I'm "anal" but I like to think of it as "Pays attention to details" LOL
 

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Sun rise on the prairie is what I see. Good imagination Joe. Make sure you stay up late enough to see the sunset.
 

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That is awesome buddy….nice contrasts, good clean joinery…well done!! Someday my radius cuts are gonna look that slick….nah, but a fellow can dream.
 

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Howdy Joe,

I remember sitting in the shadow of the cross on the hill when I was a child. Thanks for the memory and for sharing your faith. Beautifully done sir.
 

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Kinda like what God does with us…takes the scraps of our lives and makes something beautiful. Nicely done, Joe. Thanks for sharing.
 

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First thought: Calvary.

Well done.
 

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Lovely to see on this Sunday morning. We never know when God might use us!
 

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Thanks again all.
Dutchy, if you thought of "Calvary" first , then you will want to see the other piece I'm making. It's also from a piece of scrap, but the basic shape was already in the broken board. I'll be posting it in a day or two.
 
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