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Project by dpmeyer4867 posted 07-04-2014 11:56 PM 1339 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While helping clean up a neighborhood park, I found this chunk of wood. Couldn’t wait to split it open to see what was inside. About 16 months later (life keeps getting in the way) this is some of what I found (see pics).

Judging by other slices, I believe this is white oak. Notice the wavy grain and the spalting. I think I have to sit on this for a few years until my skills get better. I don’t want to waste such a unique piece of wood.

BTW, sliced into the chunk with my Grizzly 12 inch Anniversary Edition bandsaw equipped with a 3 tpi Wood Slicer blade from Highland Woodworking.

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 04:25 AM

Nice reward for helping clean up.Go for it and make something great

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 04:31 AM

Nice. Looks like oak to me too.

Maybe I’m a pareidoilac, but I see a gorilla in the last 2 pics. ;-)

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 12:47 PM

was there a rainbow and this is the pot of gold at the end? Great looking prize you received for your labor!

Make sure when you do get around to making something post it for us to see and link back to this.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 01:50 PM

Nice looking would for what you’ve got in it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-06-2014 10:54 AM

Looks like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
Great find!!!

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 05:32 AM

That is some pretty Oak! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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