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Project by Mark55 posted 03-10-2013 09:48 PM 1392 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I t was time to clean the yard. I live in an 200 year old farm house that has many mature trees. The thing is every spring the yard is littered with branches that have broke or fallen off through the winter. This year I found a very interesting thicker branch with many twists turns and branches with a very interesting profile. I cut the most interesting part off shaved the back off and made a rustic post planter with it. You can see the branch that it came from in the third picture.

The last picture is from last years find, a twisted piece of wood some scrap laying around and then turn it into a plant stand.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com





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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 10:57 PM

At first glance I thought you’d hung a dead heron with a broken beak! I play pick-up-sticks too, but I don’t get lucky like this. These are pretty neat.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 12:00 AM

Very nice saves. You have a good eye for natures art.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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camps764

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 01:41 PM

that first one reminds me of a bat climbing down the tree.

Actually, at first I thought you shaped it that way intentionally…very cool find

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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Mark55

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 12:21 AM

Thanks everyone. I kept looking at it and because it was so unusual I knew I could turn it into something. One of the amazing parts of it is the long skinny piece comes out of it in one part and then reattaches itself.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 04:07 PM

Mark,
I stopped because I’m fascinated by natures creativity, and I like the creativityyou gave us in the plant stand. Very Nice.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 04:12 PM

Great find you have there and turning them to more interesting and functional art pieces.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-13-2013 04:37 PM

A wonderful piece even though nature played a hand in it. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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