Worm Wood or Wood Worm?

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Project by scrappy posted 1974 days ago 3605 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor had a piece of wood laying out back of thier house that was full of holes. They asked me if I new what had caused the holes, and when I told them it was probably “wood worms” they looked at me like I was sucking to many fumes from my stain/poly. I then explained to them about wood worms and told them to look them up on the web.

After glueing up a stack of trimmings, I was trying to decide what shape to cut them into when a little imp wispered in my ear ” Wood Worm”.

Well the rest is history. I just had to make this into a present for my neighbor.

About 6 inch long and 1 inch high.

From top to bottom,
Blood wood
Jacoba ( I think )

2 coats wipe on poly

Total of 3 working hours, not counting drying times.
Fast little projects are fun, Except 2 1/2 of that 3 hours is sanding.

Hope you all like this little trinket.

I’m sure my neighbor will!

p.s. first picture is from internet search for “wormwod”

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

12 comments so far

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3474 posts in 2154 days

#1 posted 1974 days ago

Looks like a good idea. In the Northwest, wooden slugs (the slimy things) sell. That’s how ideas happen.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 1974 days ago

Fun stuff! Thanks for posting.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#3 posted 1974 days ago

neat idea for all those little scraps that are too good to throw away :-)) thanks for the post.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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650 posts in 2084 days

#4 posted 1974 days ago

looks like the wood i work with

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 1973 days ago

Very nice idea and well executed.
I’m none of them…surely!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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3505 posts in 2057 days

#6 posted 1973 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments!
Allways good to have a little fun to relax.

Woodworm, I went and looked at your projects, ALL very good ideas AND well executed! keep up the good work!

Thanks again.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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112011 posts in 2204 days

#7 posted 1973 days ago

Cool stuff.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1973 days ago

These would make great cabinet handles. Cool piece you have here.

-- Dan Wiggins

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423 posts in 2380 days

#9 posted 1973 days ago

Years ago we found a log on the beach when we where cutting fire wood it was full of worm holes. We cut it to make a mantle for our beach cabin. Have had many great comments over the years..

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#10 posted 1971 days ago

Super project and its a little like bandsaw boxes 5 minutes to cut the things out and 5 hours to sand them but like you worms the effort is worth it..hope they sell well for you might even try one or two downunder and see how they go? Also the idea for cabinet handles has me thinking
Ya just got to love the LJ family.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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647 posts in 1948 days

#11 posted 1929 days ago

Very cool. Great idea that I may just borrow. Finished very well also.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 1462 days ago

That’s cool, Dan- a worm to go with the wormwood!!!!How clever and a good looking worm too!

Now can you make 50 of them for the craft shows? I’ll bet you could sell them!...and your shop would be free of scraps.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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