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Forum topic by shipwright posted 12-28-2010 12:11 AM 1076 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2010 12:11 AM

Martyn (BritBoxmaker) recently posted a shot of a face that he found in a piece of English Yew and subsequently framed. The discussion went that we all have a story like that and I bet we almost all have a picture. Soooooo…... I will start this thread as a gallery of the faces we all have met in our work. (My personal feeling is that it’s a portal to a parallel universe and they are over there looking back at us and posting our pictures on their forum too.)

Here’s my contribution to kick it off. It’s Big Leaf Maple. Some sort of baboon with long curly ears???

Please add yours

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/


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#1 posted 12-28-2010 12:31 AM

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#2 posted 12-28-2010 12:33 AM

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#3 posted 12-28-2010 12:39 AM

Greg, LMAO.

Here’s the one mentioned above
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I’m starting to think its Barrack Obama with a dummy (pacifier) in his mouth.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 12:51 AM

Greg,
I thought we stopped those photos :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#5 posted 12-28-2010 12:57 AM

Greg the second photo lends a whole new meaning to the term up a gum tree, something similar happened to Merry & Pippin in Lord of the Rings….Call for Tom Bombadil
Cheers
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 12-28-2010 02:05 AM

Photobucket

rotated 180 degrees for clarity. Spanish moss on a plantain tree.
Think I’ll entitle it “If AVATAR Was X-Rated”

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 12-28-2010 02:26 AM

Here is LJ GaryK’s pic from a couple of years ago. A bookmatched Indonesian Madrone burl that he was working on:
(This is a link to his picture)

I still think it looks like Bill Clinton.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 12-28-2010 03:09 PM

I had no idea there was a word for it. Pareidolia? I should get out more. This is something that has always intrigued me. I have a box full of this sort of saved pieces somewhere in the shop and a few in finished work. I will need to get fire up the camera.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 12-28-2010 05:19 PM

Right, Schwieb! It’s a great word I’d never heard before. The LOML collects salt and pepper shakers shaped like carrots and other vegetables, with facial features painted on. On eBay, the term used to describe them, ad nauseam, is ”anthropromorphic”. Looking at Wikipedia, I’d guess the term fits pretty well for these lumber images as well. As a child, I was afraid to go to the basement in our home, because the flush birch door had a hideous ghostly apparition in the veneer. I’ll have to ask her if she can get a pic of it!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#10 posted 12-28-2010 05:56 PM

I’ve had a wolf before….
Photo0147

-- Childress Woodworks

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