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Project by Jay20650 posted 09-25-2014 08:08 PM 1697 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this crotch cross section left from a tree I had cut down last year and thought I would experiment with it. I am curious to see how it behaves. It was also an excuse to play with some other ideas I had, hence the legs and the patina’ed copper spacers. I cored the pith out and plugged it with cork to see if this removes enough stress to keep it from blowing up. I’ll follow up after the winter when the house is dryest and see how it has moved.

-- Jay, http://www.facebook.com/porcupinedesigns





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degoose

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 08:53 PM

Love it… really cool..and especially like the Dutchmen….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 08:58 PM

Do you mean “patinated”? Looks very interesting, I’m curious to see how well it holds yearly changes in moisture and temperature, the cork idea is very clever.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 12:23 AM

Very cool design (if it will stay together). These tend to split from the outside towards the center so not sure if removing the pith will help. My hollow cookies split quicker than the solid ones. Keep us posted.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 01:22 AM

Absolutely Awesome. I love cool specimens such as these. Great idea!!

-- I turn wood into things, Whats your super power?

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#5 posted 09-26-2014 02:59 AM

That is really unique and beautiful. When I first glanced at the picture I thought maybe it was a set of petrified boobs!

Well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 10-16-2017 02:11 AM

Hi Jay20650. Just curious on this one… what’s the update? Is it still stable?

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Jay20650

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#7 posted 10-17-2017 07:57 PM

It’s still doing well, no major splits. I’m somewhat surprised, the trick with plugging the pith hole seemed to work

-- Jay, http://www.facebook.com/porcupinedesigns

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