a WEE Pot of Gold

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Project by MrWizard posted 02-17-2012 08:06 PM 1484 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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#1 posted 02-17-2012 08:28 PM

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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#2 posted 02-17-2012 08:52 PM

Nice! very interesting centerpiece! what kind of wood?

-- Gridlockd

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 02:50 AM

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.


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#4 posted 02-18-2012 08:20 AM

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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#5 posted 02-18-2012 09:43 AM

Brilliant…!!! Great job

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 03:17 PM

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

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 09:32 PM

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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