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    Spalted Maple Cutoff Sculpture

    Not sure where to post this...

    Anyway, I've saved several pieces of spalted wood from trimming turning stock. It's just too pretty to through away. This is one idea I came up with to use some of it. It's about 15" tall altogether. The base is a scrap piece of rough sawn oak that I ebonized with a vinegar and steel wool mix. The metal pieces attaching the base to the sculpture piece are old nails, with the heads clipped off, that I bought at an auction over 10yrs ago. (again, I can't throw anything away) The finish is my homebrew danish oil...

    So what do you all think? Good use of scrap? Waste of time? Any, "I would have done ____ instead" ideas?
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    I'd say, a very good use of scrap.
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    so wood eye jeff and if yu arent looking to keep it i bet you can sell it real easy to those that like differnt forms of art
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    I think it is a great idea with an even better result.
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone...I have TONS of cutoffs so I do plan on doing more of these and Larry, I do hope to sell a few too.
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    not scrap anymore!
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    Looks fantastic to me. Very artful use of material!
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    I like it Jeff. Now all you need is an artsy-smartsy story to go with it...
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    I'm serious. If you tell people it's scrap wood that you thought would make a nice sculpture, they will say "Uh-huh, that's nice". If you have a good story to go with it, most folks will still say "Uh-huh, that's nice", but a few of them will be willing to part with a few Benjamins to own it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I like it Jeff. Now all you need is an artsy-smartsy story to go with it...


    I'm serious. If you tell people it's scrap wood that you thought would make a nice sculpture, they will say "Uh-huh, that's nice". If you have a good story to go with it, most folks will still say "Uh-huh, that's nice", but a few of them will be willing to part with a few Benjamins to own it.
    I totally agree with you Vaughn...and I only need one of them to cough up the benjamins.
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