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The Whale in the Willow

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Project by shipwright posted 10-28-2010 01:17 AM 1800 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t really a completed project but it’s not really in progress either. I sliced up a piece of willow crotch a couple days ago and today, when I went to put it away in it’s allotted drawer, I started looking at the grain to see if anything cool was hiding in there. First I saw the waves, they’re pretty obvious if you’re ocean oriented like me. Then the whale just sort of appeared. It was so cool to find it that I separated the parts and splashed a bit of dye around and taped them back together. This is as far as I have got and may be as far as I ever get. I’ll put it away with the rest of the family and maybe some day I’ll double bevel cut it with the next veneer on the pile and inlay it somewhere. I’m experimenting with dyes in marquetry , project coming soon. This was just “Fun in the Shop”

Edit :There’s also a big wave on the left , cresting in the center above the little peak on the right. ....Could make a case for a variation on Katsushika Hokusai’s “Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji”. Anybody see anything else?

Cheers!

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 01:20 AM

What fun! Great EYE!
I think it is just Neato!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 01:29 AM

VERY COOL!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 02:57 AM

Nice! Pretty neat wood.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 11:25 AM

Interseting, great wood no doubt.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 05:01 PM

i see a goose in the unfinshed one. nice work!

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shipwright

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 05:16 PM

Right you are. The goose may be even better than the whale. Good eye.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 04-24-2011 05:31 PM

How did you slice the piece? Accident? Looking for figure? Put it on the wall, and dream!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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shipwright

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#8 posted 04-25-2011 02:41 AM

Bandsaw with woodslicer blade. Yes, just looking to see what was inside.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#9 posted 06-20-2011 04:05 AM

You got some real neat slices there Paul. Hey I like the video, just a foam brush hu :))
cant wait to see what eles comes out of that lot

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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