One log, two projects

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Project by tyskkvinna posted 06-06-2012 11:32 PM 4241 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this log sitting in my pile for the better part of two years and I’ve always had a fondness for it.. I have no idea what kind of wood it is—“found on the side of the road wood”. It had a really big split going down one side, as you can clearly see.

I took the crack and filled it with a bunch of metal shavings from the other work that I do, and then filled the rest of it with fibreglass resin. I liked the fibreglass resin for this because it has a very warm tone to it that works really well with the colour of this wood. Rather than being simply clear.

Then turned it round and sliced it in half.. One became a bowl/container and the other a little bud vase. I like that you can clearly see light through the crack in the bowl and the vase is neat with its strange angle and size. I like it with a big, sturdy flower like I have shown in the pictures.

All I did was drill a hole and then epoxy a test tube in the hole. Easy enough.

the metal mixing is a technique I’ll use again for sure.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 12:52 AM

love it moose

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 01:58 AM

How very nice that you would take what most folks would cast aside and find a way to make a beautiful, useable piece, actually do it twice, which makes it especially nice. Very good work-you inspire others.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 02:34 AM

Those are incredible. I really like the metal technique and I agree that you should use it again.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 02:40 AM

I like the way you used the split as part of the look. Too often we try to hide imperfections when in fact that’s what makes them special.

Very nice work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 03:00 AM

Sweet pieces, Lis!!..............Jim

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

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#7 posted 06-07-2012 12:15 PM

A big imagination can make beautiful things out of a piece of firewood.


-- 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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#8 posted 06-07-2012 02:52 PM

these are very unique Lis. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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