"Abstract Wood Sculpture"

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 04-05-2015 05:21 PM 787 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many woodworkers I am loathe to throw away bits and pieces of expensive woods leftover from projects. It is just my pinch-penny nature I suppose, which results in having several boxes around with various ‘scraps’, sorted by size and thickness. After a while it all overwhelms me and grudgingly I must do a cleanup day and throw out woods which I treasure, but have no specific use for and can not justify making room for.

On the other hand, it is amazing how often I do find a good use for some piece or the other for another project, which is the main reason I use to justify keeping the scraps. Even so I end up with boxes of scraps just gathering dust. The other day I had the bright idea of making some sort of ‘art’ project from some leftover pieces. I don’t pretend to have any kind of talent for or understanding of ‘art’, but the proof is in the pudding as they say. My result was a kind of abstract wood ‘sculpture’ which was sort of pleasing to me, so I varnished it and framed it. When I presented it to my wife she absolutely loved it.

Suddenly I now have a good reason and excuse for my boxes of scrap! I have already started my second ‘abstract wood sculpture’ project which I will post in due course.

Wow! Who knew?

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#1 posted 04-05-2015 11:42 PM

Another good reason not to throw my little scrap pieces away.

I like everything about it, great job.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 06:29 PM

Very Kewl I love it, abstract has always been my favorite. I’m actually working on a similar piece with some glass mixed in…

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

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