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Project by branch posted 01-28-2010 01:03 AM 1423 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi everyone here is a few peaces off bog oak that i am working on still not fully dry .

have cleaned all the bog and soft wood off them and this is the natural shape that i am left with i think the look like something out off the prehistoric past some rare animal my problem is do i leave them as the are and sand them down and give them 6 coats off oil a lot off work if one had to change them into something else .

what do you fellow lumber jocks think please give me your honest opinion it would be much appreciate your i

branc





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Stoneturner

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 01:54 AM

It would really make a lot of different pieces if you were to cut it up and make it into wood turning pieces. It does look like a shark with a bat in its jaws. If you need or could sell it in one piece, keep it as is. Great advice, you might think that I am a politician, giving you advice so that either way I won’t offend any one. However this kind of advice stinks. You will have to get better input than this before you make a decision.

-- Wood Turning is communicating with the wood silently.

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JJohnston

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 02:34 AM

I think they look fantastic just the way they are. Clean them up real well, put a clear finish on them, and display them.

And either that’s Ian Holm in your avatar picture, or you’re his twin brother, separated at birth. :D

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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branch

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 03:00 AM

how is iam holm never met him

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JJohnston

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 03:06 AM

Actor.

Ash, the robot, in “Alien”; Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, etc.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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carpentrymonster

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 03:59 AM

Tough call, i think I would try to incorporate it into a few different special projects. It’s hard to come by such unique wood like that, it would be a good medium for creating a sentimental gift.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 04:02 AM

Were’s the sheep? LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sharad

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 08:39 AM

Cut it and make use of the prise wood. The curiosity that it represents a rare animal will last only for a while.
You have already taken pictures of it. You can display them as rare photos.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 04:22 PM

Maybe I am seeing things but the last 2 pictures look like a dachshund dog that has tipped over onto his chest.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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rtb

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 05:06 PM

I was thinking lab puppy at play, of course the color, or colour if you prefer, may may been influencing me.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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branch

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 06:47 PM

hi jim i spelt it wrong sorry it was meant to read shape not sheap

my spelling is not all that good but not to worry try try again

branch ok

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branch

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#11 posted 01-28-2010 07:02 PM

hi thanks for all your thoughts and ideas .i will take them all into consideration

branch ok

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Jiri Parkman

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 09:31 AM

Hi. What did you do with this things.

-- Jiri

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whitewulf

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 06:26 AM

Branch,

I see two prehistoric reptiles (fish?) locked in mortal combat. The larger of the two should be turned over, as it appears to be upside down (to me). Personally I would use minspirits and beeswax, suspend with small wires and enjoy.

Maybe use skyhook, sumthin like “space/Workshop”...........

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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