woodburning and using the live edge

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Project by George posted 08-13-2011 07:36 PM 1571 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I burned this into basswood. It’s from a pic I took while riding my motorcycle with my buds. I used the live edge of the scrap board to give a impression of a distant mountain or something. It looks “deeper” in person!

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 09:45 PM

The live edge is a great idea! Really blends in with the image.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 11:56 PM

Now that is just plain brilliant!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 12:45 AM

Wow, a truly creative idea!

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#4 posted 08-14-2011 02:41 AM

that is way kool. nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 02:51 AM

Very nice. The live edge gives a very good depth to the picture, and that’s from a picture of the thing. Great execution!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#6 posted 08-14-2011 02:03 PM

Good job.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 08-15-2011 03:51 AM

Neat, cool use of the live edge.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 08-15-2011 09:17 PM

thanks for the comments and encouragement!

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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#9 posted 09-12-2011 08:13 PM

That is really a cool idea using live edge to set off the project. It looks like the desert blends in with mountains in the background. I have some crosses I want to make and I’ll try using live edge on the top and the sides…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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