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Shadowbox made from cocobolo and hickory. “Jack” created himself when he was accidentally left out on the balcony over the winter many years ago. When we discovered him in early spring, he had shriveled up just enough to look like a shrunken head, but the fact that he was also frozen, partially preserved him. I added polyurethane to make him last and he has been living in a plastic box for 17 years. I finally got around to giving him a proper home. He is quite “creepy” up close and personal. I chose the cocobolo to match his gnarliness.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs





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Ben

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#1 posted 637 days ago

Quite the Halloween decoration. I’m definitely… intrigued.

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WoodJediNTraining

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#2 posted 637 days ago

lol Jack is an interesting looking fella…lol great looking shadow box.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 637 days ago

:) :) :) COOL!!!

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 637 days ago

Nice catch! And great preservation and display! It will only get better with time, very cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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EPJartisan

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#5 posted 637 days ago

Awesome!! I used to make shrunken apple heads as a kid.. I bet he is happy to have a proper home … heck a grand mansion of cocobolo for the creepy guy. LOL

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#6 posted 636 days ago

Jack be not so nimble (anymore),
Jack be not so quick (17 yrs?!!),
Jack got boxed in by the cocobolo stick.
Folk art at its finest. Nice work.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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