Weathered Oak

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Project by Bill posted 06-01-2015 02:33 PM 1369 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pieces are from a giant old oak tree that blew down last summer. The first piece took a long time to get it stabilized, it has two full bottles of two part epoxy, and two bottles of CA glue stiffening it up. I used a holy galahad grinder to hollow it out, and filled the voids with turquoise. There is over a quart of lacquer soaked into this piece and then sanded off and waxed. 21 inches across at its longest point, and 15 inches wide.

The next piece is from the same tree, and it is some kind of flattened out burl. It was covered moss, bark, and bugs when I started to look inside, but what I found was pretty cool. Decided just to clean this on up for use as a center piece. it is roughly 15 inches across.

And my 10 year old daughter would like everyone to know that she helped to take the pictures.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 06-01-2015 02:45 PM

You did a masterful job uncovering the hidden beauty in your giant oak tree.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 06-01-2015 03:52 PM

What a gem! Uncovered beauty! I see a ‘Roman-styled’ boot in the second picture. Nicely preserved and shown. The pictures are terrific!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 04:02 PM

that looks awesome, what did you use to hold in the turquoise?

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 05:57 PM

Can you say “Organic?” Thought you could. Nice Piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 06:56 PM

Nice preservation project! The turquoise looks nice in there too!!

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

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 09:19 PM

What a brilliant and beautiful result from the weathered timber logs!
Brought to life by a dedicated wood worker and photographer.

You should take a look at my Ghan rail spike, not anywhere near as much work as you have, done but also a nice result.
I am always amazed at what hidden features lie beneath the surface of timber.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 11:33 PM

These are pieces of art, and the turquoise inlay turned out great.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 06-02-2015 12:10 PM

Some beautiful hunk-a-hunk-a woods

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 06-02-2015 03:41 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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