Safe Arbor - Submission for Habitat Birdhouse Auction

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Project by Underdog posted 03-06-2018 08:17 PM 1294 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an art piece for the 2018 Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Auction.
It’s made from scraps of corbel glue-ups, cut-offs from cabinet lumber, and one cut-off from an oak column.
The cut the core of the pedestal from the oak column, which exposed the construction grade glue-ups, which I finally laminated with 1/8” resawn alder to cover up. The design is burned in with a Patriot brand of pyrography pen. The egg is Black Locust.
There’s approximately 100 hours of labor in this… What am I? Insane?!!
Alder, Oak, Black Locust
This is approximately 8”x8”Wx20”T.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#1 posted 03-06-2018 10:00 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done. Thanks!


-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 12:00 AM

Beautiful piece of art.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 12:26 AM

There is just too much to like about this. Trees on the sides and leaves on the top are fantastic. The root system in the base is perfect. The wood choices for contrast really show off everything. My highest congratulations.

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 02:58 AM

Beautiful! Good luck at the auction. It should raise some $$ for a good cause.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 03-07-2018 07:14 AM

That is just beautiful, I hope you raise some serious money at the auction.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#6 posted 03-07-2018 10:42 AM

Magnificent sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 03-07-2018 02:27 PM

Wow, that boggles my mind. Most beautiful one I have ever seen, If it was a contest instead of a auction you would come out on top 100 out of 100 times.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 03-07-2018 03:21 PM

Time well spent. Very artful, graceful and beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-07-2018 05:10 PM

Thanks for the compliments folks. Hopefully this will be well received at the auction…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#10 posted 03-07-2018 05:20 PM

That’s incredibly detailed and demanding work. So interesting carving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 03-07-2018 07:10 PM

Yes you are insane as all woodworkers have a few too many knots between the ears.
That’s a beautiful piece, considering the source of some of the material, but the results prove it was well worth the effort!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 03-07-2018 07:23 PM

Insanity is a requirement for the sawdust makers anyway! So compared to the rest of us; just normal

Very gorgeous work!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 03-07-2018 10:27 PM

Nice work!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#14 posted 03-08-2018 12:34 PM

That looks great!

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