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06-10-2015 11:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource cedar milling cedar slab salvage fish edge grain raw old growth red cedar slabs book match unique imprint art wood art natural art recycle recycled wood environmentally friendly local organic saw mill discussion bc british colombia holy grail

Old Growth salvaged red cedar slab- edge grain. Fish image
I milled this piece and don’t know what to call it. Is it art? Is it the holy grail?
Its obviously a 1 of a kind piece, but looking for some feedback

Approx Dimensions

8’ 10” Long
46 ” Wide
2 1/4 ” Thick


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#1 posted 06-10-2015 12:05 PM

That’s pretty cool. You should submit to the tabloids…it is much more impressive than the face of Jesus on a grilled cheese sandwich.

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#2 posted 06-10-2015 12:18 PM

I think you have something special there, even more so because of the medium it is in. Red cedar is a west coast wood, and they are all about the salmon and nature out there. Try getting in touch with Carvers or artsts that work in red cedar, i am certain someone will want to buy it. Try posting for offers on usedvictoria

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 12:35 PM

That’s impressive. It’s amazing to think that a long time ago, some fish jumped out of the water, into that tree, and stuck there long enough for the tree to grow around it.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#4 posted 06-10-2015 12:36 PM

shark wood.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#5 posted 06-10-2015 12:38 PM

Must be a Christian tree.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 06-10-2015 01:01 PM

You mentioned “salvaged”. Did you cut this piece from a log or was it already a slab and you reworked the surface? If it is the latter, I think someone probably drew the fish on the slab. If it is from resawing a larger piece into the slab then that is an amazing inclusion! Is there a similar image on the offcut piece?

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#7 posted 06-10-2015 01:09 PM

It definitely looks like an inclusion, the grain of the tree appears to run straight down the length to the left of it, but noticeably curves around it on the right. Maybe years ago someone a fishing lure in that tree.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#8 posted 06-10-2015 01:09 PM

Well then, this lumber will soon be more abundant…

Flying Silver Carp


That s impressive. It s amazing to think that a long time ago, some fish jumped out of the water, into that tree, and stuck there long enough for the tree to grow around it.

- BinghamtonEd

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#9 posted 06-10-2015 03:22 PM

That is pretty darn amazing!

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#10 posted 06-10-2015 04:13 PM

Hey Kazooman

The piece was an eight foot by 100 long snag, that slid down the mountain 3 years ago. You can see the outline of the other image on the off-cut piece but the saw took most of it out. I hope that answers your question

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#11 posted 06-10-2015 04:22 PM



Hey Kazooman

The piece was an eight foot by 100 long snag, that slid down the mountain 3 years ago. You can see the outline of the other image on the off-cut piece but the saw took most of it out. I hope that answers your question

- EdgeGrainOnly

Yep, that does answer it. Did you find other sections of the log with the blue coloration? That is really an amazing color, not to mention the shape. Great find. As others mentioned, I am certain you can find a buyer for the piece and you should get a nice price for it.

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#12 posted 06-10-2015 05:02 PM

Kazooman

There is more sections like it in the log but no other with definite shapes or images. I don’t think it is coloration but a limb defect in the tree. It is hard as rock.

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#13 posted 06-10-2015 09:36 PM

Submit this to Ripley’s Believe it or not.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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