Amazing face in veneer

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 2275 days ago 1716 reads 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was working on a new project when I layed out a bookmatched veneer and right there in the middle was a smiling face staring out at me. It’s 2 1/4” tall. What got me most were the pupils.

The veneer is Indonesian Madrone burl.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 2275 days ago

Holy Cow! It’s one of the coneheads!

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#2 posted 2275 days ago

This will keep a smile on your face…....
Gary, where are you going to use this happy veneer on?

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 2275 days ago

I guess these were the inside faces, Gary? That’s beautiful figure too.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#4 posted 2275 days ago


-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 2275 days ago

Very nice gary. It looks like a gorilla to me.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 2275 days ago

that is awesome. You should save it and put it on a double open door so you have the face right in the middle of the piece. thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 2275 days ago

That is interesting. It you can keep the section together on the project it certainly would add a lot of visual interest to the piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2275 days ago

Fantastic find Gary!!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#9 posted 2274 days ago

Holy Moly, talk about gremlins in the shop.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 2274 days ago


It reminds me of one of my brothers when he was younger… ;-) GREAT find!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#11 posted 2274 days ago

Really nice looking veneer, what a conversation piece!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#12 posted 2274 days ago

Well, it’s not “baby J” for change! <vbg>

See what you wanna see I see Oprah!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 2274 days ago

That is so funny. It looks my uncle Joe.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 2274 days ago

On second thought, it looks like more like Bill Clinton.

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#15 posted 2274 days ago

Wow, Gary. I think it’s ET’s adopted son.

-- Martin, Kansas

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