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Project by woodworkerscott posted 06-10-2012 09:51 PM 1283 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was working some River Birch and at the end of my cutting a board I took a closer look at the remaining cut-off. I figured it looked either like a whirlpool or a space galaxy. I decided on the whirlpool. An art piece was staring back at me. I sanded it to 220, then applied three coats of turquoise dye, sanding lightly between coats. The grain is really impressive and the finish is almost pearl. Gave it to my daughter to hang in her room. She is a fellow ocean lover.
Dyed, finished with wipe-on poly and hand rubbed paste wax. Thanks for viewing.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof





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degoose

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 10:39 PM

Now that is what woodworking is all about… allowing the timber to be what it wants to be… I see this wanted to be a whirlpool..and you saw that…. fabulous…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 10:40 PM

I like it =)

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 11:12 PM

You should polish a few other types of wood in round fashion and put them on for planets.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Steve Esterby

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 01:00 AM

Good eye. That’s really cool!

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

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woodworkerscott

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 01:39 AM

Thanks for viewing and the kind words, everyone.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 03:26 PM

Cool to discover! I love the color its perfect blue.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 06:16 PM

very cool looking piece you have made there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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