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Project by Nate Meadows posted 05-14-2012 02:41 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was spitting wood for my brother (using a wood splitter and on my knees because of my balance) when I cut into a large lodge pole pine log. It burst apart and a small burl shaped like a v went flying past my face. I picked it up and immediately saw the beauty it had locked inside. It was soaked in sap and I had to microwave it twice then return it so that it was completely dry. But it was well worth the trouble. It is beautiful. The base is paduk and was already cut like that. I also saw its immediate beauty and new it was the perfect base! I finished it with plan Minwax Shellack.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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#1 posted 05-14-2012 02:54 PM

You sure do have an Eye for wood. Nice!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 02:58 PM

When I read the title, I was doubtful

Boy was I wrong what a fantastic combination

Your eye with wood is great

Definitely a Gallery Piece (I’ve a Gallery for it win wink LoL)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 03:29 PM

Bob, Thank you very much! I kind of have a love affair with it, in a not creepy way I mean!!!!:) It is an amazing medium, so full of wonder and possibility.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 03:32 PM

Thank you Jamie, thank is very kind of you! I have never had a piece in a gallery before! I am very, very honored. You have not idea.

Unfortunately, I no longer have it…like many of my pieces I gave it away. I gave it to my brother, the one who owned the firewood the piece was born from:).

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 04:01 PM

That’s a combination I didn’t expect to love so much. It’s truly stunning.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 04:08 PM

I like it!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 06:13 PM

That is great vision you had, it came out very well!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 06:34 PM

Al,

Thank you very much!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 06:34 PM

deon,

Thank you!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#10 posted 05-14-2012 06:35 PM

Generation,

Thank you very much!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 09:26 PM

great eye!

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 10:31 PM

Thank you Steve!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 10:36 PM

very cool, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 11:45 PM

Thank you Don!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#15 posted 05-15-2012 03:35 AM

Hi Nate … isn’t wonderful that your mind beholds what your eyes see. But it truly is your creative talent that knows how to brings life to something as beautiful as this eye-catching piece of art! Well done!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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