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Project by Ellen posted 02-11-2012 05:17 PM 2297 views 14 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year, I donate a “works of heart” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. This year, I made an Aspen leaf, made of Osage Orange with a base of Mahogany.

I start with an angle grinder after I rough cut it out with the band saw, then I just start grinding away. This is about 12 inches long and the base about 16 inches long. It can either mount on a wall or sit on a table for display. The silent auction is tonight and everybody keep your fingers crossed that it sells for a LOT. It’s a great cause.

-- Ellen --

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 05:49 PM

It gorgeous Ellen…I’m sure it will do welll at the aution.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 05:54 PM

Very nice.
They are very lucky to have you as a friend.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 06:00 PM

Ellen, your work is gorgeous. I really really like these leaves. A very generous donation. Well done!


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#4 posted 02-11-2012 06:08 PM

That’s coooooool!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 06:14 PM

Ellen that is so beautiful.
And what a wonderful reason to make it.
I’ll cross my fingers for a good auction.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 07:04 PM

ellen that is so beautiful, it should sell for a good bit i think, i hope it does for the childrens sake…what a wonderful cause…..good luck…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 07:08 PM

Beautiful work Ellen.
I bet that brings a pretty penny, and for a wonderful cause.
Good job !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 07:10 PM

Lovely work, Ellen.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 07:22 PM

Very natural and beautiful….I love it! Here’s hoping it gets auctioned off for a deserving price!!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 02-11-2012 07:52 PM

Fine work Ellen – well done!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 07:54 PM

OH WOW, So beautiful…...........

Great idea, those leaves are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!! And you do them so well!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 08:36 PM

Very nice, very fine.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#13 posted 02-11-2012 09:19 PM

What a fabulous contribution to such a worthy cause Ellen.
Love your WIP shots they help illustrate the ammount of work in the piece.
Well done that Lady

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

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#14 posted 02-11-2012 10:59 PM

they are awesome. your carvings are all works of art. just beautiful. good luck with the auction. I’m sure this/these will do gr8

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

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#15 posted 02-11-2012 10:59 PM

I love the color blend of base and leaf. Very nice. The grain selection is a work of art all by itself.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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