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Project by billythek posted 07-19-2010 07:47 AM 1912 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is not really a project but what was NOT the project.
I decided to mill a bunch of stock for various projects which included several species of wood.
The result was a rather interesting array of strata in the dust collector bag.
Bill

-- Bill





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Brandon

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 08:17 AM

Looks sort of like Jupiter, without the big spot of course. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Pete_Jud

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#2 posted 07-19-2010 08:38 AM

I don’t have the clear bags on the DC, maybe I should, and try to find a way to market it.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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FlWoodRat

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#3 posted 07-19-2010 11:38 AM

There is art everywhere, but often only the discerning eye will discover it. Thanks for sharing. My question is, just how much wood did you mill to generate all that dust?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#4 posted 07-19-2010 03:51 PM

Now get a blowup of this picture and put a frame around it and hang it on your shop wall! Beautiful shavings! Too bad, it would have been nice if you could have been able to sell it as art?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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ClayandNancy

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#5 posted 07-19-2010 03:58 PM

Looks like one of those sand sculptures. Pretty cool, I wonder is there anyone else that has a pic of theirs and by the way empty your bag dude.

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RexMcKinnon

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#6 posted 07-19-2010 03:58 PM

Cool, could you name some of the types of wood?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 07-19-2010 04:03 PM

this is COOL.

we used to do this sort of drawing with clear glass soda bottles, and colored sand like this one (not my pic – but just to give you an idea):

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 07-19-2010 04:20 PM

Looks good. Too bad it couldn’t be glued up into a single piece of wood to look like that…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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billythek

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#9 posted 07-19-2010 05:25 PM

Well Rex, if you wanted to duplicate this you should get a hold of some mahogany, canarywood, maple, cherry, air dried walnut and steamed(commercial) walnut.
The bag is the remainder of taking about 150 bd. ft. of 7/8” stock down to 0.6”
Anyone want to buy that framed photo?!!
Bill

-- Bill

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#10 posted 07-19-2010 08:04 PM

hee hee thats cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 07-20-2010 05:05 PM

I’m with Greg, it’s a shame you cant pour a very thin glue in there to fill the gaps.
Make it into your own colourful “MDF” block.
you could get some amazing things carved or turned from that. As well as some nice boxes.

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Jason

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#12 posted 07-20-2010 06:11 PM

I suggest you seal the bag up and try to sell it as art. Be sure to put a big price tag on it!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#13 posted 07-20-2010 09:03 PM

That’s exactly what I thought was in there… LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 07-21-2010 03:26 PM

that is cool. mine ussually ends up with chucks of material in it.

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