Sassafras Blossom

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Project by dpow posted 06-13-2015 11:53 PM 629 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago, we were sawing slices of the butt end of a short Sassafras log using the bandsaw mill. Before sawing the 4” slabs, we had to take a few thin slices off to true up the surface. I kept the slices thinking they were too unique to throw on the brush pile. Well as you can see they became the Sassafras Blossom on the side of the barn. Sassafras petals, spruce center, and a soft maple stem, approx. 5’-6’ tall. Once again the neighbors are wondering…....”What in the world…........?”

-- Doug

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#1 posted 06-14-2015 02:14 AM

I really like this….good eye seeing something from the cut offs

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#2 posted 06-14-2015 06:13 PM

A beautiful tribute to the beauty of God’s creation. You did a really fine job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 06:15 PM

May your garden continue to grow and blum

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 06-14-2015 10:43 PM

Inspired use of scraps! (Never seen a Sassafras tree get that big.) And you incorporated my second favorite hobby – confounding the neighbors. My neighbors are ALWAYS wondering what I am doing -from cutting the grass (never the same pattern twice so the mower does not leave ruts), to shoveling snow (building snow banks on one side of the driveway to prevent drifting), to the latest woodworking project – they know I’m a bit eccentric but there is always a method to my madness. Might have to try one of these – instead of those large stars that everyone has hanging on the side of their houses. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Leafherder

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