Shrinking the Wood Pile...

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Project by Transition posted 05-16-2013 05:50 PM 1123 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch I can add more to it later! The pile of logs is getting out of hand, so I’ve got to get turning (or find more space).

Another Pencil Holder – this time for my office. Not sure what kind of wood, but I’m thinking it’s eucalyptus. This piece had lots of cracks and the big bark inclusion at the top (makes a nice card holder). It’s ~ 5” diameter x 4 1/4” high. Finished with multiple coats of General’s Woodturners Finish.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 06:01 PM

Very nice Andrew! The figure on the wood is beautiful. :)


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

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 06:21 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 06:33 PM

wow andrew, this is a gorgeous piece, it will be very nice edition to your desk, i know i would take it if you dont want it :)...great job here, always good to see your talent….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 07:30 PM

Gorgeous, keep on shrinking!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 07:54 PM

Hey guy!

That is really Something Else!

The wood is Gorgeous … as well as the Design… as well as the JOB!

You did GREAT!

Thank you.

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 08:19 PM

Very appealing. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 11:59 PM

There are no bad pieces of wood, they just need the right application.
You found that one’s!
Very nice !

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 01:10 AM

Pleased the fire didn’t get ths one Andrew, nice job :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 02:26 AM

the last 2 posts have been spectacular. what did you step in to acquire this beautiful firewood?? LOL

-- wiser1934, new york

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#10 posted 05-17-2013 08:25 AM


-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#11 posted 05-17-2013 05:38 PM

Thanks all!

Wiser1934 – When I moved to Southern California, I was told that I’d find no wood here. While there are fewer trees than back East, there seems to be more than enough to keep me busy. And a lot of it is amazingly beautiful…

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#12 posted 05-18-2013 12:41 PM

Wow! very nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 05-25-2013 12:34 PM

Really awesome pencil holder. The figure in that is awesome

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

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