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This is a rendering of elvis done with 12,000 small pieces of wood. There is no dyes or stains. The background is purpleheart and the black is ebony. The are 21 total species of wood. The second picture is done with 20 species of wood and the blue jeans are done with poplar pieces stained with analyne dye. The rest are all natural wood tones. Third is a picture of my dog, “Reno”. The pictures are done with 10 to 15K small pieces of wood .1875 X .1875 X 2 inches long. The finished block is 19 inches wide X 21inches +/- high and 2 inches deep. When the block is done it can be cut into 8 slices from my band saw giving me 8 original copies. The individual wood pieces are set in general purpose system three epoxy. The last picture is done of Obama with only 10 species of wood. It won best in show from a juried art competetion of 197 entries. Two pieces are on exibit at the San Diego County Fair art competetion from June 10 to July 5, 2010.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1547 days ago

Lots of patience, eh? :-)) good work. Welocme ot LJ!!

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

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1547 days ago

Wild!! Yes, I agree, lots of patience.

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busupholstery

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#3 posted 1546 days ago

Amazing…....

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#4 posted 1546 days ago

Unbelievable fantastic.

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 1546 days ago

I almost didn’t click on it because I thought it was just another picture of Elvis. Until I enlarged it, I couldn’t see just how complicated and detailed it is. The subtlety of the shading is outstanding.

You should edit your post and rename it Elvis in 12,000 pieces!

Welcome to LJs. Thanks for sharing.

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Radiuswoodguy

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#6 posted 1546 days ago

Where is the picture frame? These are impressive in real life as perspectives change. besides very cool they are uniquely originally concept far as i know!

-- Radiuswoodguy

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TroutGuy

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#7 posted 1541 days ago

I have seen several of these ‘in person’, as well. Nice work!!! [As always…]

Welcome to LumberJocks.

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Spoontaneous

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#8 posted 1534 days ago

Pretty awesome effect. ‘Trunbridge Ware’ (sp?)? If’n I had that much patience, I’d have to make them 12 inches deep so I could sell quite a few. grin I’m assuming you used cross-grain instead of end grain? Wondering what method you use to cut the small pieces….. I always thought it would be cool to do the same around a radius and turn it on a lathe… micro segmentation. Really nice work!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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