This wood is a gem in itself

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Project by JohnnyStrawberry posted 544 days ago 1315 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift from the luckiest husband to the loveliest wife. :)
The wood is red willow burl. I know only one lumberyard where they sell red willow. It’s steamed. I’ve got about 200 bf of it. I use it for raised panels. It looks wonderful in a choco locust frame with tung oil finish. I’ll post that later.
Photo 3 shows the original board.
Planed, marked, jigsawed, sanded, drilled, tungoiled.
Being worn.
She loves them and that’s the most important for me.

Thanks for watching,

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#1 posted 544 days ago

very nice.

It’s great when you find just the right part of the wood to speak out like that

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 544 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 544 days ago

Wow, that is some beautiful wood. Lucky man having 200 bf of that! Very nice earrings also…I like the soft shape of them.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#4 posted 544 days ago

Those are Just Beautiful! Very nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Roger Gaborski

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#5 posted 544 days ago

Very nice.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 544 days ago

What beautiful grain and wood! And the way you used accents the grain just perfectly! So elegant and beautiful. These are awesome! :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 544 days ago

I’am that Lucky gal… Wearing it is a very soft feeling. Seeing being called the

loveliest wife is a soft feeling too :)

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#8 posted 544 days ago

Beautiful !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 544 days ago

Awww. Beautiful and sweet too.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#10 posted 543 days ago

Very nice gift. I vote for wooden jewellery.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 543 days ago

Very nice. Where do you get the hangers?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 543 days ago

That’s precious! Looks very pretty like leaf fossils on wood. You’ve earned hundred points. Way to go!


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#13 posted 543 days ago

Those are really nice. To me, they look like they have a ghost of a tree in them. Very kool. Good luck in the contest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 543 days ago

Thank you guys and gals. I appreciate your positive feedback. :)
You captured it Sheila. My primary goal was to make it for everyday use. So it had to be light, elegant and beautiful. It was pretty difficult to shape them because the grain on the sides are offset.
Madts, the hangers are from an unused pair of earrings.
Roger, I exactly think so. I describe them as pine trees.
Thanks again.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 539 days ago

Fantastic pair of ear-rings!

Yes, you said it… “This wood is a gem in itself”

... and you spent so much TIME making it! LOL


Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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