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made this from the same wood as the cross i posted earlier.i have a piece of granite that was given to me by a contractor so i traced it and cut it on the band saw. first time projects and i had to start with milling my own lumber. not recommended for starting out.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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#1 posted 1606 days ago


-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 1606 days ago

well, I guess you be from… Australia?

Granite? Seriously is that wood or stone…. like, you can cut granite on a band saw?

Actually, teasing aside, thanks for the idea… my sister is from Texas somewhere around the countries of Dallas, Arlington, Ft Worth, and I should make her something like this…
She was suppose to send some mesquite from down that way but she hasn’t done that, and she had to remove her big pecan trees and I didn’t get any of that wood…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 1606 days ago

That’s West Louisiana, isn’t it? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 1606 days ago

Charlie may be right, although I thought it was North Mexico

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#5 posted 1606 days ago

I know, New York City.

-- Walt, Ohio

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#6 posted 1606 days ago

rhode island ?

welcome to LJ,s !

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#7 posted 1606 days ago

Is that Alaska with a piece cut out of it?

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#9 posted 1606 days ago

Perhaps Tennessee depending on the number of ex’es.

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#10 posted 1605 days ago


-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#11 posted 1605 days ago


-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1605 days ago

Texas, New Zweland.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 1605 days ago

This is fantastic. Earlb has done a great job!
Don’t know how many of you realize it but this is another one of the wonderful LJ experiences.
Thank you, thank you all.
Yes, the guessing and jokes were made about “where i am from.”
All in fun, we enjoyed it. This is what one member was prompted to say “crap, this is serious stuff!”

Although, this will not be for everyone so please bear with it. It takes time and a certain effort.

If you enlarge the picture 5x, no more, no less, it will be grainy but you will have to work with it. Keep in mind at extreme blow-ups computer pixels spread so far apart as to render any image virtually impossible to create a visual we can comfortably digest. That’s why it takes time, and that’s why you have to be careful.

Now, with the enlarged image, carefully turn it precisely upside-down. A drawn line with an accurate square can be very helpful. The pronounced long horizontital grain in the picture (that would have been left to right in the original upright position is now right to left.) Very roughly, this line now ends what would be some 618 miles north of Waco, Texas. (Very roughly).

With a real time map of the great state of Texas (as a history buff still amazed at quite a coup for a still young US in 1845, heh? not to mention the measly 7-million-buck swipe of Alaska) take a ruler and draw a horizontal and an exact 90-degree vertical line. The more accurate your instruments, the better.

Now, divide into fours and give the resultant map one-quarter turn to the right.
No more, no less. Now, what do you see?
Yes, I know, it is stunning; shocking. But please do not reveal it to other members.
We all owe a great debt to earlb—remember to read his entire post. Again, his entire post.

It takes time to fully grasp this submission. About one month from today it may crystalize.

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