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08-07-2016 11:04 PM

I was sorting through a large pile of odd pieces of wood I picked up about ten years ago this afternoon and thought this piece deserved to be cleaned up and looked at.

I am just not a live edge guy but this one would be hard to treat otherwise so maybe I’m up for a little fun. Here’s what it looked like after cleaning up.

We’ve had a fair bit of fun here recently imagining things in veneer pieces so let’s give this slab a go.
I know what I see in it (immediately).
What do you see in it and maybe what could it become? I also have an idea for that but I’m open to suggestions.

Sooooo ….... Whaddyaathink???

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 08-07-2016 11:10 PM

Hard to see the grain, but I’m thinking a Genie ? Ala Robin Williams!

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#2 posted 08-07-2016 11:10 PM

OK, I’ll give it a shot :-)

Looks like the head of a snake – you can see its eye and the forked tongue jutting out (stress crack) and the apple from the Garden of Eden (right edge).

A little Biblical marquetry :-)

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#3 posted 08-07-2016 11:14 PM

I’m seeing a project. Hollow it out along the heart wood/sap wood border and end up with a long and winding bowl/platter/dish. Accent that with some tree root feet.

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#4 posted 08-07-2016 11:31 PM

The top picture is defiantly a bound woman with blonde hair.

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#5 posted 08-07-2016 11:57 PM

Paul, I see it as a COOL Hat / Coat / purse rack....
... or some cool thing to hang things on…

With center Top reserved for a Hat…

... maybe “Home Sweet Home” curling across the center…

I agree… too nice of a piece to NOT do anything with it…

It will be interesting to see what You come up with…

Thank you!

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#6 posted 08-07-2016 11:57 PM

half question mark half exclamation point.

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#7 posted 08-08-2016 01:09 AM

A mermaid. Would be a great sofa table.

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#8 posted 08-08-2016 01:12 AM

A clock.

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#9 posted 08-08-2016 01:21 AM

I see a great piece of wood to work with. The image of a seal maybe. Nice shape for a sign or a wall rack for hanging coats etc. Many possible projects for the mind to think about. Just wrap it up and post it me.

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#10 posted 08-08-2016 01:30 AM

I see a snake too. Not poisonous, though, because it has a rounded head.

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#11 posted 08-08-2016 01:33 AM

Use it for a twin bed’s headboard.

Or use it for the top rail on a chair back. I think they call that the “comb” on a Windsor chair.

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#12 posted 08-08-2016 02:01 AM

i agree with you paul, your not a live edge guy, so send it to me, i see a guys leg getting ready to kick the soccer ball.

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#13 posted 08-08-2016 02:04 AM

A waterfall, with a little man fishing at the bottom

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#14 posted 08-08-2016 02:12 AM

The severed leg from a four legged hoofed animal, at least its dog legged. I think SRAS had a good idea.

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#15 posted 08-08-2016 02:22 AM

Loch ness Monster swimming on the surface towards your anchored sail boat.

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