dust collector art

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Project by billythek posted 1501 days ago 1860 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

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#1 posted 1501 days ago

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

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 1501 days ago

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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#3 posted 1501 days ago

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 1500 days ago

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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#5 posted 1500 days ago

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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#6 posted 1500 days ago

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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#7 posted 1500 days ago

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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#8 posted 1500 days ago

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 1500 days ago

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

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#10 posted 1500 days ago

hee hee thats cool

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

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#11 posted 1499 days ago

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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#12 posted 1499 days ago

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 1499 days ago

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 1498 days ago

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

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