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Project by MrWizard posted 796 days ago 1227 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It started with a rotting tree down the street from my Mother-In Law. I took a couple of large trunk chunks and cleaned out all the soft spongy wood, then it hit me I would create a diarama of sorts, a Hobbits Home. Well I began working with hand tools and some air grinders, but became flustered. I sat it aside to think on how to proceed. My wife loves to decorate and she didn’t have anything for St Patrick’s day for a table setting. She ask if I could turn a bowl for her so she could have a “Pot of Gold”, I grabbed a 9”Dia limb I had in my stack and turned a very basic bowl, she didnt want it all polished so it only got a rough sanding, painted it black and gave it to her. She saw the tree stump and claimed it for her setting and there yea go. The wee people have a place to hide there gold and we can share in the loot.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all.





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 796 days ago

It also looks like it would hold a pint of Guiness nicely. Cool project Wiz.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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gridlockd

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#2 posted 796 days ago

Nice! very interesting centerpiece! what kind of wood?

-- Gridlockd

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Trev_Batstone

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#3 posted 796 days ago

Now that is very cool. It’s funny how things can turn out when you get flustered, isn’t it? I know the feeling. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours.. looks good.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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Tokolosi

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#4 posted 796 days ago

Wonderfull!!! Amazing!!! So much in this ‘big’ world tries to get us to conform. You took something from this world and transformed it. To what it wanted to be!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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DavidBethune

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#5 posted 795 days ago

Brilliant…!!! Great job

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 795 days ago

Wonderful use of wood and imagination. Happy St Patrick’s day.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 68 days ago

I like it very well!

Nice idae and rendition of it.

I also like the fact that I am not the only one on this site that is sort of “OUT-THERE!” some of the time.

-- just rjR

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