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Project by rshep55 posted 2012 days ago 2151 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a few nice blocks of spalted maple and spalted birch on ebay. When I bookmatched cut the birch I used on this table top I found this knot. It was quite punky and needed to be hardened with some ca glue and needed some walnut filler to plug holes. Between the knot and the black spalt lines it gave me this Owl or Insect face image.
It measures 11” by 12” and 29” H. The base is Walnut.
7 coats of WaterLox with 2000 grit wet sandings in between.
I finished off the table top with several coats of gloss poly.

Thanks for looking.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts





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lew

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#1 posted 2012 days ago

Gorgeous Table.

Love the “Owl Face” and the choice of wood combinations!

Good Luck in the contest.

Lew

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

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tinnman65

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#2 posted 2012 days ago

Very nice work, thanks for posting

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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HIsurferMoe

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#3 posted 2012 days ago

the first thing i saw was woody woodpecker…nice work…beautiful

-- SurferMoefoe

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BarryW

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#4 posted 2012 days ago

Very unique…beautiful wood..and great book matching.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 2012 days ago

That’s a great little table and the top is awesome too : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2011 days ago

Very nice, I love what nature can do, & you took advantage of its offer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2011 days ago

wise old owl or evil mosquito? I’ll take the owl please!! :)

Nicely “seen” and created.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2011 days ago

With proboscis like that, I think it’s a MN Mosquito!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Gary

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#9 posted 2011 days ago

Boy oh boy, that’s nice.

Cheers,
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 2011 days ago

Great job Ron. Excellent piece of wood.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Mark A. DeCou

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#11 posted 2010 days ago

great way to showcase a cool looking board.
M

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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David A. P.

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#12 posted 1998 days ago

Excellent use of what the tree provided! Inspirational.

-- David A. P. -- Ars Arboris ("Art of the Tree") -- ArsArboris.com

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steiner

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#13 posted 1933 days ago

I love owls. That’s an owl if I ever saw one!

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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widdle

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#14 posted 1602 days ago

I see the owl…really nice..

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1602 days ago

Cool wood and very nice table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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