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Old Man of the Maple Tree
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:40:55 AM »
I was laboring grimly through a whack of old deteriorating ambrosia maple logs today, wishing I had milled them all up a year or so ago, when who do you suppose popped out of the log? It was a funny little man, and he gave me three wishes. I'm not going to tell you what I wished for, but here is the funny little man.

 

 
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 02:27:09 AM »
Has some resemblance of a baboon. Very unique and one of the many thrills when opening a new "face" on a log.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 02:30:13 AM »
I think he was a wood gnome. I guess he'd been locked up in there for quite a while and was very grateful to be released.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 02:32:56 AM »
Has some resemblance of a baboon. Very unique and one of the many thrills when opening a new "face" on a log.

When I first saw it, I thought it looked like a dog, maybe a Schnauzer or something. I thought I had found some rare "dogs-eye maple"

I hope I can sell this bookmatched pair for more than average.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 02:35:59 AM »
When finding something neat like this, I find myself marveling over how, if I had just turned the log another 5 degrees one way or the other, or not brought the blade in exactly where I did, I very likely would never have seen this, and been able to share it with everybody. Nothing is by chance, friends.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 03:29:36 AM »
 :) Think that might be the addicting part not so much the sawdust but what you find under it  8) I'm Hook line and sinker and am learning what  :P book matched  is  ??? The old man looks a lot like me in the mornings till i shave for spring  8)
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 03:31:33 AM »
 8) :Psome could say ts a image of Jesus Christ?? It is a beautiful piece of wood..

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 03:46:40 AM »
8) :Psome could say ts a image of Jesus Christ?? It is a beautiful piece of wood..

Well, I can't claim to know exactly what Jesus looks like, but one day I'll know.  ;) For now, I'm just supposing it looks like an old man. Those are great eyes, aren't they? They just look at you.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 05:52:29 AM »
Hey, if folks can sell an image that appears in a piece of toast, no telling what your wooden "Old Man" might bring.   :D

I think a couple of them would look great as panels in cabinet doors.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 07:43:14 AM »
Wonder what it would look like if you ran it through the plainer.?? Frank C.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 09:17:50 AM »
Wonder what it would look like if you ran it through the plainer.?? Frank C.

Good point. I better not do that, huh? An eighth of an inch down he might not look the same. Maybe he would come out looking like he'd shaved off his beard!  :D
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 09:32:13 AM »
I see him.
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2012, 10:21:12 AM »
I thought that it was me there for a moment.  Spalted and everything.   :-\
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 10:28:02 AM »
That would probably sell for quite a bit of money!
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2012, 10:27:04 PM »
That is very cool.  Were the "eyes" knots?
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2012, 11:20:10 PM »
Yes, two very nicely placed knots.
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 05:33:57 AM »
I like to say that's a million dollar board (not that I would ever get that for it) Keep it for the kids and they will love it!  8) Go Build something !!!
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 05:59:09 AM »
Man.. You've accidentally sawn an Ent!!!
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2012, 08:26:10 AM »
Reminds me of DanG!     He's been around long enough maybe he posed for the picture! :D
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 08:28:51 AM »
So DanG is an Ent  ???.
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