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Project by JL7 posted 12-28-2011 06:41 AM 1839 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An end grain board…...clearly no plan here…just started gluing and cutting and the butterfly’s just emerged…...

Hard Maple (not sure if it’s spalted, but that’s the butterfly wood) Walnut and Cherry.

First 3 pics without the Mineral Oil…....

It’s fun to just glue and see what you get…...:)

Thanks for looking.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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Dave

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 07:13 AM

Ok this one is my favorite. It reminds me of when you draw a character on a book page the turn the page and draw it a little bit further. Then by the time you are 20 or so pages out. You flip them and the character comes to life. You did that in wood.
Whats next?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 07:24 AM

I’m Batman.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 08:10 AM

Very cool board.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 02:08 PM

It’s neet to find wood with weird grain. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 03:07 PM

Great find, Good work Thanks for posting

-- Marty Ohio

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 03:22 PM

Ha!
What a wonderful board. I love it when that happens.
This is extremely nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 04:16 PM

That is a cool effect – reminds me of a video game screen, but I can’t think of which one …

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 08:29 PM

Love the book-match.
I think the “butterfly” is caused by the ambrosia beetle.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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JL7

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#9 posted 12-28-2011 08:51 PM

Hey Steve (sras) – how about space invaders?

Scott – good point – ambrosia maple. Spalting is just fungus – this is “bug stains” – much better for a cutting board than fungus…..right? Hehe….....

Appreciate all the comments!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 08:56 PM

Spalting or “bug-stains” does not matter to me. If it is not punky and it is kiln dried I see no problem using it for a cutting board.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 05:08 AM

this board is really cool. I make a lot of boards for gifts but I would have a hard time giving this one away. sweet !

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 08:25 PM

Very cool effect.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#13 posted 12-30-2011 08:38 AM

Really great grain patterns… I love this. I often say wood is my paint. You got that!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#14 posted 12-31-2011 11:23 PM

Beautiful

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#15 posted 12-17-2012 04:18 AM

This is awesome. I also see some Rorschach Test-type design elements in there. The profile is very nice as well. You, sir, are very talented and creative. Keep up the great work!

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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