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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
    Hi, Chuck, Just seen a Picture on Pinterest that reminded of your Piece. They cut out the Center at a Irregular Shape at a Steep Beveled Angle so as to show the Grain , being that it is so Thin. Then they Placed a Mirror in Back, looked pretty Good. I tried to get a Picture but wouldn't Print. Another Idea for you to Process in your Mind . Merle
    I've been off for a day r so so the biggy is jesta sittin. And OH do I need more.. yes got wood? HA Thanks Merle.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi, Chuck, Just seen a Picture on Pinterest that reminded of your Piece. They cut out the Center at a Irregular Shape at a Steep Beveled Angle so as to show the Grain , being that it is so Thin. Then they Placed a Mirror in Back, looked pretty Good. I tried to get a Picture but wouldn't Print. Another Idea for you to Process in your Mind . Merle

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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by Just Carving View Post
    If it was thicker than 3" I would say some type of candy dish etc. But by the time you get done with making a dish out of it, I suspect it will be between 2 and 3 inches higher.

    For now, I'd let it sit where it could soak up some moisture to maybe swell some of those cracks close. The first thing that came to my mind would be a nice carving table since it has so many cracks. But I never really had a good idea for anything larger than my carvings.

    BobL
    BobL, I have 2 nice carving spots and this guy is going to be "Something" when I do not know.. Haa.
    Chuck

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  • Just Carving
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    If it was thicker than 3" I would say some type of candy dish etc. But by the time you get done with making a dish out of it, I suspect it will be between 2 and 3 inches higher.

    For now, I'd let it sit where it could soak up some moisture to maybe swell some of those cracks close. The first thing that came to my mind would be a nice carving table since it has so many cracks. But I never really had a good idea for anything larger than my carvings.

    BobL

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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by Claude View Post
    A turned or carved bowl, 1.5 ft across, about one inch thick wood for bowl sides and bottoms. You might need to fill some cracks with thin CA glue if turning it so it doesn't fly apart. Power carving with an angle grinder could hollow out the bowl fairly quickly, Then sanded well and a gloss finish on it, similar to Merle's pieces of walnut to show off the grain.

    Claude
    Claude ,,, Now You have me even more intrested>>> Darn good thing I have toys. And a good back yard to make a heck of a mess..
    Chuck

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  • Claude
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    A turned or carved bowl, 1.5 ft across, about one inch thick wood for bowl sides and bottoms. You might need to fill some cracks with thin CA glue if turning it so it doesn't fly apart. Power carving with an angle grinder could hollow out the bowl fairly quickly, Then sanded well and a gloss finish on it, similar to Merle's pieces of walnut to show off the grain.

    Claude

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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
    Hi, Chuck, that Ugly Dirt covered Piece of Walnut that you have is a Diamond in the Rough. Don't worry about the Cracks or Filling them, just Sand the Hell out of it to a Good Finish and you will have a Great Looking Piece of Wall Art. With the Grain running in all directions should make it an Interesting looking Piece in itself.
    My Piece of Walnut that the Barber gave me was bigger and sat in my shop for about 2 years before I cut it into workable pieces and boy the Surprise that I get when I started working with them , Beautiful Wood . Merle
    You Sir are a Kind man. Tthe Bride and I have been just LQQking and she is my best critic of course, and basically said the same thing. The warp in it will have to be taken into consideration though..
    Big Grins atcha
    Chuck

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi, Chuck, that Ugly Dirt covered Piece of Walnut that you have is a Diamond in the Rough. Don't worry about the Cracks or Filling them, just Sand the Hell out of it to a Good Finish and you will have a Great Looking Piece of Wall Art. With the Grain running in all directions should make it an Interesting looking Piece in itself.
    My Piece of Walnut that the Barber gave me was bigger and sat in my shop for about 2 years before I cut it into workable pieces and boy the Surprise that I get when I started working with them , Beautiful Wood . Merle

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  • NoDNA
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    Brain T and Glenn, I have it sitting on a chair in the Still lQQking at it, and have turned it over about 10 times, yes to both, I think there is a something there. Ha, right now I have a dozen small birds going and 2 other items.. so it will be ok just there watching me .
    Thanks for your comments.
    C

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Chuck
    That would make a heck of a nice fancy shaped turned or carved bowl. Filling the cracks with with epoxy perhaps with a turquoise colour added would make a feature of the cracks and there are enogh of them for it to look pretty cool.

    You could relief carve an edge on it and inlet some different coloured wood patterns for contrast.

    Has a heap of potential like one of the other guys said these things taketime. No rush. hehehe

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  • Brian T
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    Don't rush into this. That wood has been sitting uncarved for 20+ years. A few more won't hurt.
    I would need to see it every day until I see what's in that wood. So far, I know it isn't a dish. It isn't a relief carving. Something 3D that stands up, maybe on a stone base. I do agree that power carving will simplify the shaping.

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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
    Chuck, I'd try a wedge and axe and see if you can get an idea if it will work out. The downside is you could ruin it?

    Can't ruin it too Bad??

    Texas is great and we are fortunate to be here. It can get hot, but the constant daily sunshine is refreshing and uplifting.
    And we moved to central Wa for part of that Sunny spot too. BUT lately it has been rainingway too much..
    Hey Bill Take care.
    Chuck

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  • woodburner807
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    Chuck, I'd try a wedge and axe and see if you can get an idea if it will work out. The downside is you could ruin it?

    Texas is great and we are fortunate to be here. It can get hot, but the constant daily sunshine is refreshing and uplifting.

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  • NoDNA
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    Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post
    Mike nailed it on the head! Sand the hell out of it and then apply a thick coat of epoxy gel-coat. Use it clear to bring out the natural highlights. I have an end table that my wife bought up in Tennessee that is made from red cedar. I only wish that they had used a clear coat instead of a product that turned it dark.
    OKY I asked for it... Eddy!

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  • Eddy-Smiles
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    Mike nailed it on the head! Sand the hell out of it and then apply a thick coat of epoxy gel-coat. Use it clear to bring out the natural highlights. I have an end table that my wife bought up in Tennessee that is made from red cedar. I only wish that they had used a clear coat instead of a product that turned it dark.

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