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Project by tyskkvinna posted 05-08-2012 11:06 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something that I did over the weekend. It was “a doodle”—it took me about 20 minutes to set up the program (from a line drawing) and then maybe an hour, hour and a half to cut out. It’s really shallow- the deepest cut is 0.75” – which facilitated in making it so quickly.

The wood is actually really fun. When we moved into our current building a year and a half ago, I found some old bleachers that were by the long-since-filled-in swimming pool. They were painted several times and I planed one of them. Hiding underneath the ugly paint was this beautiful Southern Yellow Pine. It’s got huge, open grain but is crazy dense and heavy. It’s pretty awesome. It eventually led me on my journey to find out where it came from and I eventually discovered that my building used to be a lumber yard back in the day and it had two special imports/exports: rock maple and SYP.

Anyway—it’s about 10 inches wide. I’ve already sold one and I’m making another one because the interest in this particular design is fairly high.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 11:15 PM

Another nice one. I’m amazed the programing is so quick. Must be nearly copy and paste, eh? ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tyskkvinna

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 11:24 PM

To be fair, I do this kind of thing day in and day out for all kinds of projects and purposes so I’ve got the system down very solid and I just zip through things.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 12:01 AM

Very kool Lis

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 01:51 AM

looking good ..nice layout

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 02:15 AM

That’s one nice looking doodle, well done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-09-2012 04:17 AM

That is beautiful, Lis. You could use that wood to carve accent tiles for people with their own design!!
thanks, Jim

Say, I have a piece of rough box elder that I was wondering if you could carve in a face of Geronimo? It is a convex surface and the carving could be a relief into it.

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

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#7 posted 05-09-2012 10:30 AM

Very nice!

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#8 posted 05-09-2012 04:43 PM

Lis, this is a nice piece.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 05-10-2012 01:59 AM

That’s amazing. Well done.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#10 posted 05-10-2012 02:16 AM

very beautiful pic of art

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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