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Project by LewH posted 02-12-2011 05:34 PM 1326 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another quick project that can add an attractive and useful accessory to your office without a lot of effort. This project started as a piece of 1/2” oak board that I had to cut off from another project due to the large “defect”. I enjoy looking at these unique pieces of wood “snake-eyed” to see what hidden beauty could be unlocked.

With some freehand scrollsaw work, the image of a wind-swept tree clinging to some desolate shore was evoked, and enhanced by the natural darker brown shades in the grain.

I also enjoyed that a potential cast off piece of wood could be saved – it is a good conversation starter as well.

-- Smile!

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 05:42 PM

I like it!

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 05:51 PM

Hey, that is a great tree!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 06:00 PM

very nice, love that tree

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 06:19 PM

Love it!!! A great way to incorporate the tree into nature’s pre-made background.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 06:36 PM

Nicely done.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 02-12-2011 08:01 PM

I can’t tell you how many pieces of wood with “defects” I have saved over the years thinking they are too interesting to just toss into the firewood pile. Your project is going to make me take a look at these “defects” in a whole new way. Nice job, Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 02-12-2011 09:09 PM

great creativity. well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 02-13-2011 01:46 AM

That’s a great idea & nicely made

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 02-13-2011 02:19 AM

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 02-13-2011 05:24 AM

very nice

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 02-14-2011 07:08 AM

Great idea. I like how the pores in the “sky” differentiate it from the ground. I can see a Bob Ross style reflection in the water too. Awesome.

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