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Project by daruco posted 12-29-2010 03:41 PM 2574 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas present for my artist sister. Rock maple board. Variety of woods for the paint splotches, including curly maple, cherry, apple, cedar, purple heart, and walnut. hand scraped (too big for the planer). butcher block oil finish.

-- dave : vermont

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 04:07 PM

You gave your sister the artist a piece of art. She must love it. Great work


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#2 posted 12-29-2010 04:26 PM

Now that is a creative and original idea. Great job.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 07:25 PM

Now that’s artistic!



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#4 posted 12-29-2010 11:15 PM

What a creative idea! I love the “splatters” of inlay! I bet your sister went crazy when she saw this one. And I can see that the sister isn’t the only artist in the family! :)

-- 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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#5 posted 12-30-2010 06:23 AM

What a great and unique idea.
I bet she loved it too!

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 02:46 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Yes, she really liked it.

-- dave : vermont

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 05:08 AM

Just seeing this now – brilliant

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#8 posted 07-24-2011 12:24 AM

Well Dave, nice work here! I don’t know how I missed this the first time around, but I did. I actually had a very similar idea to this last week and have been working it out in my head. Then I go and see this today and the wind fell out of my sails!

I’ll keep thinking about it and let it evolve a bit more before I do anything with it, as this project has gone several different directions in my mind.

Very nice work though. I especially like the inscribed text. I had not thought of any sort of inscription. That is very fitting!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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