Theres an Alien in that there Board

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 11-05-2013 12:24 AM 1131 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hope all is well in Lumberjocks world.
A few weekends ago Robert was nice enough to give Laura and I a whole lot of wood. I found this piece of walnut in the wood and seen a Alien in it so instead of cutting it up I framed it will Maple and made a cutting board with it. If you look close you can see his head eyes neck and shoulders. The board is inlaid in the Maple. So the boarder will keep moisture on the board. First time I made a CB this way but I could not cut up a picture.
Thanks Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 12:36 AM

Good eye, Dennis. That will teach me to plane the wood before I give it to you!! The Spalted Maple made a good frame for the Walnut.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 12:39 AM

That looks like my last chest x-ray. Just kidding! Seriously, I agree that it should not have been cut up. I also think the spalted maple works very well with the walnut. Nice.

-- Art

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 12:52 AM

Good job. Great wood. Hope all is well for you.

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

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 12:58 AM

Maybe a fossil of an alien that wound up in the walnut tree. Nice use of the unique grain.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 01:00 AM

Maple and walnut…. My favorite combo!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 01:03 AM

Spectacular piece of crotch walnut. Robert comes up with the coolest wood!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 01:20 AM

Nice eye and a creative mind too. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 03:28 AM

I agree with the fossilized alien theory. He came here millions of years ago and got stuck! You’ve got a great eye!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 11-05-2013 05:46 AM

Cutting board! You need to hang in on a wall and call it art!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#10 posted 11-05-2013 01:02 PM

Looks just like me in the mirror early in the morning!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 03:55 AM

very unique. that is prime wall art. nice job

-- wiser1934, new york

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 08:56 PM

Will have to file that under “X-File” .. Luved that show

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

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Alexander Valle-Albert

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#13 posted 11-09-2013 07:30 PM it!!....natural art!!!

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