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Project by jeffro posted 07-09-2014 06:25 PM 2547 views 12 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fresh piece, Built from cedar roots. Ive been playing the contrast of natural and finished woods, seat and back have an epoxy finish with the shine sanded off then buffed and waxed, A long process but very durable.

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Take care
Jeffro

-- Jeffro,knockonwood





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#1 posted 07-09-2014 06:27 PM

OMG! Thanks for posting, this is amazing!

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 06:31 PM

WOW your work never cease’s to amaze me, you are a amazing artist I love all your work

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 07-09-2014 06:35 PM

I get notifications in my emails to see all your projects.
I seldom comment on them though because I usually can’t find the words.
Your work leaves me speechless.
You are not a wood worker, but a true artist.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 07-09-2014 06:35 PM

Jeffro,

You Dah Man! Wondered what you have been doing. Using your imagination and craftsmanship!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-09-2014 06:47 PM

That’s spectacular!!! I have a shag bark hickory too close to the creek next to my house and when it comes down, most of what should be underground that isn’t should make an excellent base for a chair like yours. I’ll just have to let it dry for 50-60 years before I can tear into it.

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#6 posted 07-09-2014 06:52 PM

That’s beautiful, and so unique. Sitting in that would be an amazing experience.

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#7 posted 07-09-2014 07:19 PM

Fantastic chair Jeffro

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-09-2014 07:20 PM

a very amazing piece, the angle of the first picture almost makes it look like a horse head profile which makes it even cooler to me

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#9 posted 07-09-2014 07:22 PM

What an amazing piece of wood that has fallen into the hands of an amazing woodworker.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#10 posted 07-09-2014 07:25 PM

Awesome work and great imagination. Truly built from the heart.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Blahg

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#11 posted 07-09-2014 08:57 PM

It looks like there was quite a lot of stock removal involved there. What did you end up using to do all of that? A grinder with carving blade?

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#12 posted 07-09-2014 09:26 PM

You have quite an eye and imagination on how to bring out the beauty of wood and how to create an extraordinary piece with minimal alteration. You made a very wise decision in the manner that you tackled this project by leaving a lot of the raw edge alone and concentrating on the seating area with your polishing techniques. The aged wood against the highly polished wood focuses the eye to this select area and allows the viewer to appreciate the vibrancy of the finished wood. Bravo!

Now, let’s talk about delivery . . .

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 07-09-2014 09:42 PM

jeffro, you never cease to amaze me with your ability to take the natural beauty of this wood and put them together to form something of real beauty, as i have said before, i would love the chance to work with you for a week or more…lol…but..seeing it here is the best its going to get, and i love waiting for what you post….well worth it all the time, every time.

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

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#14 posted 07-10-2014 12:19 AM

The wow factor in spades. You found a cedar burl and extracted a horse. You have vision. Enjoy.

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#15 posted 07-10-2014 01:05 AM

Wow, the contrast of the finished to unfinished is really striking! A treat for the eyes!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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