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Project by meaded posted 01-13-2013 01:24 AM 893 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was a crotch in an apple limb, picture 2 shows another branch which is shooting off. So there are four pith areas here, if it is going to crack it has a fair chance. Turned to 1/4 thickness, 9 inches at it’s longest point, 2” tall. Tung Oil. When you look closely at picture 1 you can see the compression wood, that is mimicked all the way out to the bark





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#1 posted 01-13-2013 02:03 AM

It is a beautiful piece of wood I sure hope it don’t split out on you don’t let it dry to fast seal it up…

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 02:11 AM

cool

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 04:36 AM

A study in stress . . . very nice !

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 08:59 AM

Hopefully if you keep feeding it tung oil it will stabilize.

Beautiful work

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

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 01:43 PM

A beautiful creation.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 01-13-2013 05:16 PM

Nice use of this pretty piece : )

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 03:39 AM

What a gorgeous piece of wood, you did an outstanding job making a piece of art out of it! It is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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