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Project by watcher posted 1800 days ago 848 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a cottonwood bark lighthouse i made for my dad. i think cottonwood bark is fun as you just have to look at the piece and picture it in your mind what just to make of that piece and as soon as i looked at this piece i seen a lighthouse only problem i had was the top didnt come out the way i wanted as with cottonwood you never know when a split can come up so i added a small decritive bulb on it worked out well.

-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1800 days ago

Unique carving

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 1799 days ago

Very nice as is the cottage carving. It looks round, Is there a way to mount it in to another piece of cottonwood so it stands up?

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watcher

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#3 posted 1799 days ago

that would be hard to do as you never get 2 pieces even close to the same and the bark is pretty thick most of the time, its flat on the back side and if you hang it from a small nail at the top window it hangs perfertly straight got lucky there most of the time you just carve a small dip on the back and hang them that way. thanks for the nice comments Byron

-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care

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