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Tim and Janelle's wedding gift board

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Project by Dusty56 posted 12-11-2009 12:22 AM 2789 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this board for a very wonderful young couple for their wedding gift after they decided which species , size , profile and corner treatments that they wanted to look at for a very , very long time : )
Some of the pictures are before applying the Mineral Oil and wax mixture. The Paduak seemed to glow like embers in the dark and also had an incredible grain pattern that I’ve never seen before . The PurpleHeart also has some nice glowing figure in it although I can’t seem to capture it with my limited photography skills . The Main wood , Tiger Maple , was supplied to me by our very own LJ , Scott of Poroskywood fame : )
Thank you , my friend…the happy couple love it !!

ps: call me a Loon , but I swear the woodgrain looks like a baby duck paddling upstream looking for its Mom in the third picture : ) Please tell me that you can see it too , or maybe I just need some new meds ! Hahahaa

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!





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degoose

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 12:33 AM

Wonderful Len…Tiger wood ah maple.. very cool… must see Scott re some of that fine timber…
Only the top looks like a duck . and can I get some of your meds lol

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 12:41 AM

Great looking board!!

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

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 01:11 AM

I’m like Lazy Larry. I can see the top part of the duck only. I think you got to illusinating over the finish…...............LOL Very nice job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 01:34 AM

I guess it is the curls in the Maple that appear as current flowing and the distorted figures would be of the ducks reflection in the rippled water behind it…....I guess I shouldn’t spend so much time on the Lake in my boat anymore . Sorry for hallucinating in such a public place as this … LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 01:35 AM

looks great! those grains are something else… and the purple is fantastic, kind of a shame that it looses that fantastic character after a while.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 01:49 AM

Good one Dusty.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 12-11-2009 01:52 AM

I guess I’m on the same meds I see the duck. Nice job on the board.

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Karson

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#8 posted 12-11-2009 02:02 AM

If it doesn’t look like ducks, you must be quackky.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ellen35

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#9 posted 12-11-2009 02:05 AM

Len,
Those are beautiful! I see the duck…I’m not sure about attributing “looking for mom”... !!
I love the finish on these… they really pop.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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savannah505

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#10 posted 12-11-2009 02:14 AM

Great job len, I see the duck too, but I had to take some meds to believe it was heading for mom. LOL
Good to see you’ve been busy. Sorry I haven’t been posting anything for a long time, been very busy, but when I do, I think it’ll blow everyone away, its a long and involved project I’m on.

-- Dan Wiggins

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matt garcia

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#11 posted 12-11-2009 02:30 AM

That is too pretty to cut ANYTHING on!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 12-11-2009 02:48 AM

Beautiful Duck err, I mean board ;) It is too pretty to cut anything on….

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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poroskywood

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#13 posted 12-11-2009 03:58 AM

Great Job Len! The wait on this post was worth it. This being a very important gift for your friends Tim and Janelle has caused you to complete perfection. Nice shine.

I get the Duck but you have always been off your rocker…. so maybe you are going sane? Hmmm….. interesting…

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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robert triplett

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#14 posted 12-11-2009 04:35 AM

Beautiful! I think they will appreciate that this is not just something made for a craft show. The time and effort show.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 12-11-2009 06:26 AM

Thank you one and all for all of the wonderful comments , yes , even you , Scottie !!

Scottie , I believe that this was the first Tiger Maple order that I ever bought from you way back in the Springtime , specifically for this project….I really appreciate the way you hand selected it for me : )
The quality and figure is number one in my book , my friend : )
Now to get going and use up some more of your fine stock on my next project !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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