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Blog entry by scottb posted 03-31-2007 06:06 AM 930 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of three ideas I’m currently pondering involves this natural edged slab-o-pine in some way… approx 6’ x 8-10” x 3”

That's all I've got to say. (And nothing else to show. Really.)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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David

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#1 posted 03-31-2007 06:10 AM

Scott -

Nice piece of pine. I am sure Frank will have a comment regarding the live edge. Looking forward to what you end up doing with this fine piece of wood!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-31-2007 06:18 AM

A fine piece of pine.
It looks like it’s pre-finished. That should save you some time. ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 03-31-2007 06:29 AM

Almost getting rustic on us.

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frank

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#4 posted 03-31-2007 11:35 AM

Hi Scott;
—-the springing ring of a newly come spring is in the air,
as i look upon your pine of slabbed out wood,
and upon that knot let looker’s beware,
for close to the ‘live edge is where i have stood….

Ha! Dennis said; “almost getting rustic on us”, while I believe there is no getting….you all-ready are ‘rustic’ and that ‘live edge’ slab is truly a fine piece of ‘wood art’ in the making!

Have fun Scott!
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#5 posted 03-31-2007 12:14 PM

it looks like one of those long saws

Love the knot holes.
That baby would be hanging on the beam in my living room!! (the beam is from the barn of my Great-grandfather’s) Beautiful
Can’t wait to see that RUSTIC table

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

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oscorner

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#6 posted 03-31-2007 12:59 PM

I can’t wait to see how you use this pine slab in your design.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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scottb

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#7 posted 03-31-2007 02:49 PM

This is just a maybe for this project… but a likely one – If I can figure out a couple of things!
My other versions of the project would be donated to the library auction… this one is the only “keeper”... which means I’ll still need to whip out another project – maybe one of my boxes!

I do believe this is a remnant cut off of a co-workers bar in thier basement. Natural edge on one side, cut straight on the back. Must have stained (or oiled) the piece pre-cut. The otherside (the wider or “uphill” side of the board isn’t as pretty… much knottier and dingey. Perhaps it’ll clean up nice, or perhaps this will be the “show side”

If we had a fireplace this would have already become a mantle as is. It almost became a shelf in the kitchen…. but out of scale, and I knew this had another purpose.

I have another slab – about 4-5’, 1.5-2’ across, with a natural edge on both sides…. was going to combine them both in the design of a work table/island for the kitchen… but this piece seemed to compete with the top too much. Seperate projects they will be.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#8 posted 03-31-2007 02:52 PM

Great piece of Pine.

Definitely in the contest as the heaviest Thorsen table

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 03-31-2007 02:56 PM

the wood has been speaking to you… saying “no” to the previous projects…
the question is: “is it saying “yes” to the challenge??!”

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

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scottb

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#10 posted 03-31-2007 09:06 PM

Oh, this is just ONE of the breadboard ends… It’s gonna be BIG! (wink)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#11 posted 03-31-2007 09:18 PM

A big enough table for the First All LumberJock Picnic.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 03-31-2007 10:23 PM

all righteee .. a LJ Picnic.
Isn’t THAT an interesting concept!

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

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RobS

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#13 posted 04-22-2008 10:49 PM

Hey Scott, Any new ideas or updates with this piece?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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scottb

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#14 posted 04-23-2008 02:03 AM

yep Robbo… I think it’ll become the top shelf of a narrow storage bank for your parents screens/storms for the 3 season porch…. at least I think it will (once resawn in two) if it’s deep enough.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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