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Project by scrappy posted 08-21-2011 02:04 AM 1551 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Re-Birth…......From Pine Tree to Egg.

This is a piece of branch that I recovered from one of the wild fires here in Arizona. Both ends and all of one side had been burned.

It is from the area where my wife’s family always had their family reunion. It is fully regrown with grass and the trees are recovering. This branch was from one that did not recover. I brought it home and turned my version of the forest being re-born from the ashes.

It is 2 1/2 inch diam and 5 1/2 inch tall. Sanded to 400 grit then used the Beall buffing system.

I intentionally left part of the CHAR area to show the contrast from old to new. I also really like all the old cracks and voids.

Please leave all comments and critiques. Thank you for looking.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





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Karson

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 03:07 AM

very nice job Scrappy. A great bit of reclaimed firewood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 03:49 AM

Always nice when you turn something from an area that has meaning!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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NormG

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 04:05 AM

I agree with you, wonderful to make someting that will always have a meaning

-- Norman

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 04:15 AM

Dan, you should call it a Phoenix ( rising from the ashes) !!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim No pun intended being that it was found In Arizona!

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

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FloridaArt

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 06:22 AM

This can serve as a kind of mini-memorial to some terrible fires in the West. Nicely done.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Eric in Florida.

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 06:40 AM

You are “turning” into an artist on us!
Nice remembrance piece Scrappy!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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peteg

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#7 posted 08-21-2011 07:43 AM

Nice colaboration with “mother nature” Scrappy, well done man :))

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#8 posted 08-21-2011 09:41 AM

The survived mother tree would appreciate, as we do, your work to remember her son.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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scrappy

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#9 posted 08-21-2011 04:14 PM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Loucarb

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#10 posted 08-21-2011 07:41 PM

Great save Scrappy.

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#11 posted 08-21-2011 09:01 PM

Very nice turning , Scrappy.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 08-22-2011 03:24 AM

Now this is should be called second time around!! I love it Dan…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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WoodenFrog

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#13 posted 08-23-2011 06:59 PM

Scrappy! That is one wonderful egg! Great save and great work!
I have been in KY and have not been able to check out LJ’s so I am trying to get all I can while near a computer. Great work again thanks for sharing and saving!

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

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