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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 1309 days ago 1328 reads 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all. Just sanding a piece of English Yew and in the grain pattern what do I see

Some kind of face?

What do you think?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1309 days ago

Someone’s watching you, Martyn!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 1309 days ago

Spooky, isn’t it?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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patron

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#3 posted 1309 days ago

it’s not me

must be yew lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 1309 days ago

“The Old Man of the Tree”?
They abound in the “Yew Kay”.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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shipwright

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#5 posted 1309 days ago

I seem to see a lot of strange faces peering out at me when I cut veneer. I think Sheila may be right ….or maybe we aren’t working the wood….. maybe it’s working us.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1309 days ago

Yew are all nuts, there is nothing there.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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patron

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#7 posted 1309 days ago

maybe it just got sanded to smooth

mirror like

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Tomoose

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#8 posted 1309 days ago

creepy – looks like Alf from the old TV show.
I had a bookcase with a scary “face” in it that gave me the creeps as a kid. Merry Christmas!

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1309 days ago

Another saucer of milk for Patron, lol.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 1309 days ago

Maybe Alf is working the wood AND watching us and we are all right???

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 1309 days ago

I thought maybe, Droopy the cartoon character. Famous for the phrase ‘You know that makes me mad’.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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tdv

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#12 posted 1309 days ago

Maybe there is a Grain of truth in what Yew say. Is that the Face side of the board Martyn? or are you allowing the wood to express itself ok, ok I’ll shut up now
Happy Christmas
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 1309 days ago

If that is the ‘face’ of the board, Trevor, I don’t know if I am ready to see the backside. ;)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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john

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#14 posted 1309 days ago

I see stuff like that all the time after a good smoke ;-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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David Craig

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#15 posted 1309 days ago

Sure it was Yew and not an Entling Martyn? I hope you don’t wake up with one PO’d Treebeard on Christmas morning. :)

btw – I always enjoyed Droopy as well, though I was more entertained when he would exclaim “I am so happy” while waving a little flag.

Cheers,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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