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Forum topic by mski posted 08-17-2007 10:38 PM 1412 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mski

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08-17-2007 10:38 PM

Hey Everyone,
I was having coffee this morning and glanced over to my vise and there it was a LION!. A couple of months ago I cut some maple for my vise jaws, I saw the streaks in the wood when I cut it and put them back to back never thinking about it, until this morning when I saw it, I couldn’t have done this if I tried.
Maybe I should cut a piece off and make a jewlery box or something, what ya think?

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z27/mskiba2/lion.jpg

See Ya
Mark

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL


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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 08-17-2007 11:16 PM

I think you should keep him for the shop mascot. It gives you something to start a conversation with.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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WayneC

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#2 posted 08-18-2007 12:09 AM

I like the mascot idea. Perhaps a little finish to preserve him.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dadoo

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#3 posted 08-18-2007 01:14 AM

Ya got any more of that coffee?

Yeah, definately put a finish on that. It’s one of a kind.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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mot

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#4 posted 08-18-2007 01:14 AM

Heh, that’s pretty cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 08-18-2007 01:28 AM

Looks like they only need a mounting and finish…Those are great you should cut several thin sets and see how many more you might find.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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mski

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#6 posted 08-18-2007 04:20 AM

Just regular coffee, but my wife said start wearing your respirator!
Just my luck I find a lion and not the Virgin Mary, I’d could be on Ebay and planning my retierment.
I am going to cut some thin pieces and se what I can do, Any thoughts on how and what?

Thanks
Mark

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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scottb

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#7 posted 08-18-2007 05:13 AM

That’s pretty cool. Nice of you to share that pic…. though I might see a “Shaggy Dog” in there instead (if I look to long at it)

-- 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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#8 posted 08-18-2007 05:15 AM

I am with everyone else put a finish on it and keep it. Very cool.

-- James Elrod Jr.

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Bob Babcock

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#9 posted 08-18-2007 05:45 AM

I’d cut 1/8” slices and see if his expression changed….maybe there is a picture of Elvis in there…..:) I’d also finish the slices….pretty cool.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 08-18-2007 02:11 PM

magnificent.
“The spirit of the wood” takes many forms.

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

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Sawdust2

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#11 posted 08-18-2007 03:02 PM

Some of my best designs are by accident. (I certainly don’t have talent)

What it looks like must depend on our upbringing. Like ScottB I thought it was a dog.

Cut a couple of slices off and you can have a pride of lions you will be proud of.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 08-18-2007 03:45 PM

I was going to say the samething, but a couldn’t decide wether to use Pride, or Herd. ;)

-- -** 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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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 08-18-2007 05:06 PM

A HERD of lions????? Of course I’ve herd of lions.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#14 posted 08-18-2007 06:24 PM

LOL

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Sawdust2

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#15 posted 08-19-2007 01:41 AM

Well, if you decide it was a dog you’ll have to pack it in.

Or we can tell shaggy dog stories all night long.

If you make a jewelry box you have the guard dog right there.

The mane thing if it is a lion is that you would have to dye it.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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