Box Elder "Owl" Board

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Project by jaykaypur posted 08-05-2014 02:05 AM 1304 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box elder wood book-matched into a serving board. Lo and behold….an “owl” appeared in the pattern of the wood. The board is thin—1/4”—and measures 15” x 11”. I added 3 walnut supports/legs on the underside mainly to keep the board from warping and I am glad to say they did the trick. Finished with wax only. Thanks for the looks and comments. This is a gift for a friend.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 02:25 AM


Love the feet/support idea.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 02:28 AM

That’s amazing! Its like a painting.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 02:32 AM

i see the owl, but if you look at the bigger picture, i see a pig face…lol…its funny how we all can look at wood and see different things…one thing for sure, this is beautiful and you did a great job of making this a really cool work of art….great job

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

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#4 posted 08-05-2014 03:18 AM

Neato, love box elder but never really happen across it myself. Dunno why.

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#5 posted 08-05-2014 04:27 AM

This is a wild piece. Great find. What did you use to cut it so thin and accurate?

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

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 07:35 AM

Very cool. Gotta love mother nature’s design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 10:21 AM

DoubleDD…....used a bandsaw to split the wood and then a drum sander to get it that thin.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 08-05-2014 11:40 AM

its beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#9 posted 08-05-2014 12:21 PM

Wood is art in itself for sure. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 08-05-2014 01:35 PM

What a treasure exposed .

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 08-06-2014 01:58 AM

Love it.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#12 posted 08-06-2014 02:01 AM

You never know what mother nature has hidden.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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