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Project by charlotte posted 08-06-2008 04:39 AM 1611 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ANOTHER PROJECT. I HAD AN ELDERLY MOUNTAINMAN GIVE ME ABOUT TEN ANTIQUE HIDE BOARDS. HE SAID THEY HAD BEEN IN HIS FAMILY FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS. IN APPRECIATION OF HIS GIFT I BURNED ONE BOARD AND RETURNED IT TO HIM. ONE SIDE HAS TURKEYS THE OTHER
BEARS. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT KIND OF WOOD IT IS, ALTHOUGH IT IS RIDGED THE SAME AS DOUGLAS FIR.

SORRY ABOUT THE REFLECTION OF THE OVERHEAD LIGHT IN THE PICS

I HAVE ADDED AN EXTRA PHOTO. HOPE IT IS ENJOYED BY ALL.

CHARLOTTE

-- Charlotte, Tennessee. A toothpick or a forest...I see a project in each.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 08-06-2008 05:05 AM

Nice burnings.

I have 2 questions… What is a hide board? I’ve never heard that term.

And what is the story behind the 3rd photo? It’s not a sight you see every day. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bigbuck

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#2 posted 08-06-2008 05:34 AM

Very nice,

I also have the same 2 questions.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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charlotte

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#3 posted 08-06-2008 05:56 AM

Hello BigBuck,

I know hide boards are not used much any longer. When I go to Pow Wows I always see a demonstration of the hide drying process after an animal is dressed out and skinned. These boards were used to stretch the hide over, tack the hide down and place it in a dry cool place to allow the hide to dry out slowly and naturally without shrinkage. A lot was done with raccoon, minks, deer, elk and buffalo.

Taking the picture of the girl with the deer was a delightful experience I encountered about two weeks ago, traveling home up a forestry road in the Cherokee National Forest. I came across this girl and her sister, two dogs and this doe. The doe played with the dogs, followed the girls along and came up to the van and ate almonds from my hand. It was a spectacular experience to look directly eye to eye with this beautiful creature and not to see any fear in those big eyes. This pic was taken when I had to move the van to allow someone else access to the road. The girl just reached down and picked the deer up to move it to a safe place away from the traffic on the gravel road. I wish I had gotten her name and where they lived but my visit was cut short by the trucks desiring access up the mountainside. Life gives us delightful experiences.

-- Charlotte, Tennessee. A toothpick or a forest...I see a project in each.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 08-06-2008 07:15 AM

Hi Charlotte;

You are very artistic, and do a great job with your burnings.

Great picture and story regarding the deer.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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trifern

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#5 posted 08-06-2008 12:39 PM

Nice looking project and nice gesture making the gift. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Callum Kendall

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#6 posted 08-06-2008 02:03 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 08-06-2008 03:34 PM

Very nice burning and very nice story. Thanks for posting.

God bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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hObOmOnk

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#8 posted 08-06-2008 03:41 PM

Great usage of found objects!

See if you can find some Butternut wood (White Walnut) in that region.
It’s a great traditional wood for carving and burning.

Wado!

-- 温故知新

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griff

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#9 posted 08-06-2008 10:00 PM

Very nice project. looks very good. good burn

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 08-07-2008 02:25 PM

what a great project
Oh how I wish I had one of my uncle’s boards.. or two or three.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jeanmarc

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#11 posted 08-09-2008 08:02 PM

I am really impressed by the hind.Very nice burning

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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SilverFoxArt

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#12 posted 08-10-2008 07:01 AM

the impressive thing to me is this looks like douglass fur… and it has got to be about the worst wood to burn on. I burn on pine, and a lot of people think that is crazy… but fur is very hard. So you deserve a pat on the back for that too.

-- Mel, Utah, SilverFoxArt.com

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