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Project by KnotCurser posted 615 days ago 862 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was created as a holiday gift for my wife and mine’s closest friend. She’s a yoga instructor and a meditation lover and this sign is special to her – and millions of others the world over.

The “Om” or “Omkara” sign is special to many of the religions and belief systems that practice meditation as part of their mantra. Google “Wiki Om Sign” for more information on this if you are so inclined.

The piece is cut from solid aromatic cedar and stands six inches high and is around 5/8” thick. It was made to sit on a desk or a thin shelf, which explains the base.

The “powdery” looking areas are tiny clear crystals of resin that come to the surface of the wood after sanding. They are invisible except under a camera’s flash or something similar. I imagine they would glow under a blacklight! ;-)

Finish consisted of a long soak in lemon oil.

We exchanged gifts last night as she can’t be with us on Xmas – she really loved it!

Happy Holidays everyone!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 615 days ago

A unique and special gift ,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 615 days ago

Looks wonderful Bob! I am sure she will love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 615 days ago

Om
Bob
Wonderful that there are so many interesting gifts
and cultures to share
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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Roger

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#4 posted 615 days ago

ABC,, easy as 123… or Om…. either way, very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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flintbone

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#5 posted 615 days ago

Good job Bob. I bet she will enjoy that for years to come.
Keep up the good work.
flint

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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scrollingmom

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#6 posted 612 days ago

Nice job as always. It’s great when you can make something that means so much to special friends and family.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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