mother natures great creation

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this is a giant redwood root I found in the woods of northern california growing pains from the struggles of life and creation have caused this piece to come to life the question is now that it has been found what to do with it now do i sand it and finish it or do i leave it the way it is do i make a pedestal so that it is freestanding or do i leave it to lean against a wall much like it is against the tree in the picture
mother natures great creation

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#1 posted 05-11-2008 09:53 PM

My curiousity would get the best of me. I would need to see what twisted, swirly, beautiful grain lies within.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 05-11-2008 10:31 PM

What a great find.

I think it’s awesome just the way it is.
P.S. The link does not seem to work here.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#3 posted 05-12-2008 01:10 AM

I’m with trifern as far as it looks big enough to get some good looking grain out of it.

-- Kirk H. --

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#4 posted 05-12-2008 04:50 AM

maybe a small slice off of both ends…lOL

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 05-12-2008 02:15 PM

Here is a couple of ideas that came to mind.
1. Clean it up, oil it down, take pics, cut for table pedestal, make clocks from cut offs, (with 3 cuts, the cutoffs yield 6 sides to experiment with finish before deciding the final finish)
2. or leave “as is”, cut horizontal grooves in the legs to hold shelf inserts, lean against a wall.
3. sell it to gary K so he can make the next great box.
Lot’s of choices.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 05-13-2008 05:18 AM

Great treasure. All uses will be great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-23-2009 07:21 PM

i like the idea of adding shelves after oil, I couldn’t stand cutting it up completely. Did you decide what you’ll do with it yet?


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#8 posted 02-01-2009 10:30 PM

The thing kinda of looks like the bottom half of a torso…..I think I’d look for the upper half and keep it for awhile, lets see what nature can produce. I saw a redwood slab in northern California that had a perfect eye in it, it even had the iris and pupil and an unusual color… was quite beautiful. yoda

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#9 posted 06-12-2011 05:55 PM

This looks great!!!

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#10 posted 06-12-2011 05:57 PM

I’d be tempted to let the turners after at least part of it. It’s magnificent, to say the least.

That’s a really cool truck, incidentally;)

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

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